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Last Updated: Feb 8th, 2018 - 11:40:13


Eagles fly past Lions for 67-62 win
By VAL GAUGHT
Feb 8, 2018, 11:37

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The Crossett Eagles beat the Hamburg Lions in Hamburg last Friday.

Lion Coach Matt Allison started Nigel Lewis, Jalen Wilson, Caleb Bridges, Traymon Holmes and Herman Brown.

The Crossett Eagles beat the Hamburg Lions Friday. Zyon Patterson led the Eagles offense by putting up 33 points. (VAL GAUGHT/News Observer)
Coach John Fox’s starting Eagles included Zyon Patterson, Taquelan Watkins, Kylar Canley, Jalen Brown and Robert Scates.

Patterson’s performance led for the Eagles, scoring 33 points. Wilson was the highest scoring Lion with 23 total points.

The game started with Hamburg keeping a short lead through the half. In the third quarter, the score was tied multiple times as the teams passed the ball back and forth.

Early in the third Hamburg was leading 35 - 30. The Eagles tied the score at 35, but Holmes dunked the ball to give the Lions 37.

Eagle Quendarious Hampton shot to tie the score, but two free throws from Herman Brown gave the Lions a 39 - 37 lead. Hampton scored again for the Eagles, tying the score with three minutes left in the third quarter.
Scates blocked a Lion shot and the Eagles carried the ball back to their side. After a few attempts, Watkins finally got the ball in for an Eagle lead 41 - 39.
Wilson answered for the Lions ,tying the score again 41 all with still two minutes to play in the third.

Every other score the teams were tied until in the fourth quarter, with less than a minute to play, Patterson shot two free throws, giving the Eagles a 64 - 60 lead.

The next 40 seconds were busy as the Eagles played defense until Canley was at the free throw line. Canley shot two-for-two, giving the Eagles a six point lead.

Holmes quickly scored for the Lions, making the score 66 - 62 with less than thirty seconds on the clock.

Hampton stepped to the free throw line, and even though he missed his first shot, he added the last and final point to the Eagle side.

--For the complete story, see the print edition.