Derrick Luckey goes up the middle for shot

Crossett Eagle Derrick Luckey goes up the middle for a shot during the game against Monticello Friday. The junior high and high school Eagle basketball teams both lost to the Billies on Friday night.

The Crossett Eagles and the Junior Eagles both lost their games against Monticello on Friday night.

The junior Eagles fell 43-33 to the Junior Billies in Crossett Arena.

The Eagles led the game in the first half, but ultimately lost 71-60 to Monticello.

“It was probably the best half of basketball ‘execution-wise’ that we have had all season,” Crossett Coach Dominic Lincoln said. “I though we came out and competed and really gave ourselves the chance to win.”

Lincoln said play during the third quarter has been an issue for the Eagles all year long.

“I thought the third quarter really flipped the game to Monticello’s favor and we got away from what we were doing well,” he said. “You can’t do that against teams like Monticello.”

Derrick Luckey led the offense with 28 points.

James Hampton scored 18 points and had 12 rebounds and eight blocks. Jack Rice scored 14 points for the Eagles.

Crossett is now 6-11 overall and 2-5 in conference play.

The Junior Eagles played Jack Robinson on Monday night, but results were not available at press time.

The Eagles hosted Magnolia on Tuesday night and will host Camden on Friday night at Crossett arena.

On Friday the senior girls will tip off at 6 p.m., followed by the senior Eagle team.

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