All three Lady Eagle teams hosted Rison on Thursday night, and the junior high and high school teams both won.
“It was good to see all three programs in action Thursday against a well-coached Rison girls basketball program,” Coach Shanae Govan said. “ Our seventh grade girls played hard. Although the score wasn’t what we hoped for, I was proud to see their effort.”
The junior high team pulled off a 42-23 victory. Govan said Allie Thurmon played well; she had 21 points and CeCe Gilliam had nine points.
“We have a few out because of injuries, so I was glad to see us still weather the storm with without our entire team.” Govan said.
The coach said her junior high team is tough and fun to watch.
“If they stay together, they will have a bright future years to come for the lady eagle basketball program.”
The Lady Eagles senior high team won 63-31. Four players reached double digits on individual scoring.Shekirra Gavin, Jayden Thurmon and Jada cook each scored 12 and Anaya Jones scored 11.
“That’s a good sign when scoring can be divided like that,”Govan said. “I think this year we’re more versatile as far as offensively.”
Endia Jenkins had six blocks and Te’A Jenkins added eight rebounds. Jaylynn HAmpton added five steals and Govan said she played well defensively.
Govan said for most of her seventh graders it was their first time to play in an actual game.
“We had to get some of those early jitters out,” she said.
A pee-wee progam in Crossett could really make a difference, she said. “I believe if we develop a pee-wee program here like I had when growing up it will help with the culture of basketball here.
“I’m looking forward to our games when we come back from the break. We’re going to put in work on our week off and prepare to host Lakeside on Dec. 6.