The Eagles won 67 to 46 over the Smackover Buckaroos last week.

Derrick Luckey led the offense with 31 points, eight rebounds and six assists.

James Hampton was behind him with 14 points and 14 rebounds, and Jack Rice scored seven points, had seven rebounds and three assists.

Coach Dominic Lincoln said his team did a great job and played well from the start of the night.

“The guys did a great job of coming out ready to play from the opening tip,” he said. “We always talk about setting the tone and being the aggressor early.”

Lincoln said the team had to make a few defensive adjustments after losing to Dermott in their first game and he said they played much better defensively against the Buckaroos.

“We only gave up 7 points in the first quarter,” he said. “If you give up single digit quarters, you give yourself a great chance to win a ball game.”

Lincoln said he was proud of the way his players worked as a team and he saw contributions from all of his players.

The Eagles only have six players right now because the football team is still in the playoffs keeping a number of the basketball players tied up.

“We only have six guys right now, but those six are playing their guts out,” Lincoln said.

The coach said that both Derrick Luckey and Jack Rice played very well.

“Derrick had an unbelievable game, and we are going to need him to continue to get better, but the player of the game to me was Jack Rice,” Lincoln said. “He made all the little plays, that don’t show up in the stat sheet, but are critical for a team to be successful, and I can’t say enough about how much I am proud of his growth as a player.”

The Eagles will play again on Dec. 6 when they host the Lakeside Beavers from Lake Village.

On Dec. 7 they will travel to Harmony Grove for a week long tournament. Their first game will be Saturday at 2:30 against McGehee.

They will also play in the Dumas holiday classic on Dec. 17-19.

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