Lady Eagles shake off shooting slump in road win


The Hebron Christian School Lady Eagles saw their winning ways continue with a convincing 43-25 road win against Kemper Academy on Friday night.

Hebron Girls head coach William Cotton said his team had been in a shooting slump since the Christmas holidays, but shook it off against the Rams.

“We would have a quarter here and a quarter there but we never played a full ballgame,” Cotton said. "(Friday) night we started off and never looked back. I think we were in double figures in each of the first three quarters.”

Rachael McGrew led the way offensively for the Eagles, scoring 15, while Caralee Smith finished with 11.

“On offense, we looked good, too,” Cotton said. “Smith opened up and was hitting her threes and hit a three to close out the second quarter on the buzzer.”

Eliana Carter also contributed to the winning effort with 8 points, aided by 6 from Mckinsey Wedel and 3 from Micah Thompson.

With three straight wins, Cotton said he believes his team has gotten out of a rut and into a groove.

“We are getting back to our old self,” Cotton said. “When we left for Christmas break, we were 9-2, then we ran into a stretch of tough ballgames.”

Defense has also been a strong point for Cotton’s team, despite the offensive woes lately.

Our girls were attacking on defense like they did before Christmas, and shooting well from the outside,” Cotton said. “Everything is falling into place. That’s as good as they’ve looked all year.”

The Hebron Christian School Lady Eagles (13-7) will travel to Calhoun Academy on Jan. 30.