Monticello outpaces Eagle boys, girls

Neither Crossett Eagle team was able to best the Monticello Billies Monday. The girls lost 61-33, while the boys ultimately fell 55-41.

Both CHS basketball teams lost at home Monday against the Monticello Billies.

The Lady Eagles were trailing 13-1 with 48 seconds to play in the first quarter when a three-point shot from Jayden Thurmon made the score 13-4. The girls fought, but were never able to catch back up, and in the third quarter Monticello increased the gap and by the end of the game the final score was 61-33.

When the boys took to the court, the Eagles started out in the lead, but weren’t able to hold onto it.

Two free throw points by Jaylon Brown were the first two on the board and a three point shot by Kantrell Williams put the Eagles up 5-0 in the first quarter.

Monticello answered and the teams battled back and forth until the score was 14-all with 23 seconds to play in the quarter.

The Eagles jumped back in the lead, but with three minutes to play in the half, the Billies took the lead 20-19 for the first time in the game.

Shots by Derrick Luckey and Jaylon Brown put the Eagles back on top 23-21, but Monticello answered and tied the score with 39 seconds left in the half.

Another Monticello shot put them ahead 25-23, and the Eagles hit the locker room trailing by two.

After the half, the Eagles weren’t able to get back in the lead and ultimately lost 55-41.

The CHS teams hosted the McGhee Owls Tuesday night, but results were not available at press time.

The Eagle teams aren’t scheduled to play at home again until after the Christmas break, but will play in the Drew Central Holiday Tournament Dec. 27-29.

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