By Bryan Davis
Things have been looking up for the Hebron Christian Eagles (3-1; 1-0) in the early part of the 2010-2011 season.
The offense has come together to win three out of the first four games, including Friday night’s first district match, against Winona, at home. The Eagles took the game from the Stars 48-38.
“It was a good game,” said Hebron head coach Greg Watkins. “We led the whole game.”
The boys did not play on Thursday night against Winston, so they came into the match fresh and rested. That showed as they came away from the first quarter with a 10-4 lead.
In the second quarter, things go a little tighter, as Winona was able to come to life for 15 points. Hebron matched that with no problem, taking a 25-19 lead into the half.
When they returned from the break, the Eagles took control of the game. They scored 13 points in the third, holding Winona to just seven points, amounting to a 38-26 lead going into the final quarter.
In the final eight minutes, Winona double teamed Hebron’s leading scorer, Carlton Clay. Watkins said he then put Clay on the inside, delaying the game and leading to the Eagle victory. A 10-10 tie in the fourth sealed the win.
Clay led the team with 20 points scored on the night.
Will Corbin Rogers has 10 points, and Chad Smith and Kevin Simmons scored six points each.
Hayden Carty scored three points and David Kinard had two.
The Eagles will be back on the court on November 29, at Starkville Christian.