The Crossett basketball team was 3-0 playing with only five players while the Eagle football team finished the playoff season. That configuration changed Monday night when the Eagles played their first game with a full team in Dermott.
On Friday night they hosted Parkers Chapel and won 63-52. Derrick Luckey led the offense with 28 points and also snagged six rebounds. Tavey Brown and Trace Jones each scored 10 points for the Eagles. Tavey also had seven rebounds.
Jaylon Brown put up eight points with six assists and Jack Rice scored seven and had seven rebounds.
On Monday night they lost to Dermott in a tight match of 62-61.
“It was our first game with everyone, and we are still knocking the rust off of some of our guys,” Coach Dominic Lincoln said. The Eagles had quite a few turnovers, but Lincoln said that is something they will continue to work on.
“We turned the ball over way too much, and some of it was execution and some of it was just rhythm and timing,” Lincoln said. “Those things will get better with more practice reps,” he said.
Though they didn’t come away with a win, Lincoln said he was proud of the way they bounced back after getting behind a few times throughout the night.
“We showed a lot of toughness falling behind double digits twice and battling back,” he said.
Jaylon Brown led the offense with 23 points and four assist. Tyrique Jones scored 13 points and grabbed four rebounds.
Jack Rice scored nine points. Dewayne Ashford scored six points and had 11 rebounds and Jackson Moore scored five points and had three rebounds.
The Eagles are now 5–1 for the season and their next game is this Friday at home against McGehee.