Lady Eagles fall to Magnolia, vow to 'shake this loss'

The Crossett Lady Eagles lost to the Magnolia Lady Panthers 35-23 last week in a game in which Magnolia took an early lead and never gave it back.

The Crossett Lady Eagles lost to Magnolia in a home game Friday night.

The Lady Eagles got off to a slow start and almost caught back up after half-time. Crossett only scored seven points to Magnolia’s 19 in the first half.

“It wasn’t our best night for scoring, but the girls fought until the end,” Coach Shanae Govan said.

The Lady Eagles came out after the break and pushed back against the Panthers, but weren’t able to close the gap. The final score was 35-23.

“We came back after the half and played better, but it wasn’t enough,” Govan said.

Even though the Lady Eagles lost, Jada Cooks still played one of her best games of the year, scoring 20 of the Lady Eagles’ 23 points and hitting three three-point shots in the second half.

“Jada Cooks really held it together for us,” Govan said.

Magnolia was the Lady Eagles’ second conference game of the season, but the Lady Eagles will get another shot at the Panthers later this month.

“We will shake this loss, our team will shake back,” Govan said.

The girls hosted the Camden Fairview basketball teams Tuesday night, but results were not available at press time.

Govan said her team will spend the week preparing for one of their biggest games of the season.

The Lady Eagles will host the Hamburg Lady Lions Friday.

The junior girls will tip off at 5 p.m. and the senior girls will follow directly after the junior game.

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