Jaylynn Hampton goes for a rebound

Crossett Lady Eagle Jaylynn Hampton goes for a rebound in a game against Monticello. The Lady Eagles beat the Monticello Billies on Friday night at the Crossett Arena.

The Crossett Lady Eagles lost to the Star City Bulldogs last Tuesday, but came back on Friday with a win against the Monticello Lady Billies.

The Star City Bulldogs are the only team in the conference with a perfect record and they beat the Lady Eagles 61-27.

“The Star City team is well coached and they have a great tradition in girls basketball,” Coach Shanae Govan said. “It wasn’t our best game of the season, but the girls played hard and as a coach thats all you can ask for.”

On Friday the Lady Eagles redeemed themselves. The night started with a Junior Lady Eagles 37-22 win over the junior Lady Billies.

CeCe Gilliam led the junior offense with 13 points. Allie Thurmon was behind her with 12 points and Jillian Chandler scored eight points.

The Junior Lady Eagles are 4-2 in conference and currently ranked in third place.

The Lady Eagles beat the Lady Billies 44-23 without their leading scorer Jada Cooks, who was out on concussion protocol.

“This was by far a bounce back game for us,” Govan said.

“The girls played well and were able to adapt to us not having our leading scorer on the court.”

Anaya Jones led the offense with 13 points, followed by Jaylynn Hampton, who put up 11.

Endia Jenkins and Shekirra Gavin each scored eight points.

“I was proud of our defensive efforts. Everyone played hard on that end to help secure our fourth conference win,” Govan said.

The junior high team played Jack Robinson on Monday night and the senior Lady Eagles hosted Magnolia on Tuesday night, but results were not available at press time.

The Lady Eagles will host Camden on Friday at Crossett Arena.

The Eagles only have a few games left before the regional tournament.

“I’m proud of where we stand at this point and am looking forward to where we end up at the of the regular season heading into regionals,” Govan said.

The regional tournament will be Feb. 15 at the Crossett Arena.

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