Updated Sat, Dec 28, 2013 1:26 pm
The Eastern Eagles girls and boys teams came into this week with determination. Each of them had their eyes on different prizes. The girls wanted to continue their winning streak, while the boys worked to get their first win of the season. At the end of the week, it was the Lady Eagles who achieved their goal.
The Lady Eagles dominated the court and showed just how tough of a team they are this year. As they drive through the season they are constantly improving.
The girls first battled Belpre on Monday, Dec. 16, crushing the Golden Eagles 85-24. The leading scorer for Eastern was freshman Laura Pollins with 21 points. Pollins is not a regular stand-out-player on this competitive team made up of some impressive senior players.
“It was a good game for Laura,” said head coach John Burdette. “She needed to come out like that and hopefully keeps continuing to play that way.”
The fierce females of Eastern next faced Wahama on Thursday, Dec. 19. The game concluded with another strong Eastern win, 74-10. Senior Jordan Parker lead the way, scoring 16 for the Eagles. Burdette said this game allowed many of the girls to get in and gain more experience.
To end their dominant week, the girls took down the Federal Hocking Lancers 79-17 on Saturday, Dec. 21. The leading scorers for the Eagles were seniors Jordan Parker with 16 and Erin Swatzel with 15. This was another game where the Eagles allowed other girls to have playing time.
Week by week, the young women on the Lady Eagles excel in every aspect of the game. On offense they cannot be stopped, and on defense they can stop any force.
The Lady Eagles next game will be Saturday, Dec. 28 against Bishop Rosecrans. The Bishops made it to the regional finals last year and will be good competition for the Eagles.
On the other end of the spectrum, the boys team was motivated to get their first win of the season. Although they were unable to reach their goal and remain without a win, Coach Hill and the rest of the team never lost a positive attitude.
The Eagles played Waterford on Tuesday, Dec. 17 and lost 65-53. As the week went on, the Eagles prepared to face Miller on Friday, Dec. 20. Unfortunately for the Eagles, they fell short and Miller won 87-51.
Earlier in the season, head coach Jeremy Hill spoke about how the team’s most important area of improvement was their drive and intensity on the court. Only time and hard work will tell if the Eagles will develop in that area.