EAST­SIDE

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third quar­ter to put the Ea­gles on top 42-37.

In the fi­nal quar­ter of play, the two teams ex­changed bas­ket af­ter bas­ket. It wasn’t un­til the fi­nal minute that a team was able to take con­trol.

With the game knotted at 55 and only 20 sec­onds left, Cameron Robin­son found him­self at the char­ity stripe with a chance to put the Ea­gles on top.

Af­ter miss­ing both free throws, McIn­tosh’s Jeremy Lamp­kin was fouled by Ivey. Hit­ting one of his two free­bies, Lamp­kin put the Chiefs on top by one with only 4.7 sec­onds left on the clock.

Robin­son’s des­per­a­tion 3point shot at the buzzer fell short as did the Ea­gles 56-55.

“It was a tough loss for us,” East­side coach Michael Ger­ald said. “The boys came out play­ing hard. We put kids out there we knew would fight and we hoped for the best. We had scor­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties; we just failed to con­vert.”

Eisele said, “They [The Ea­gles] are re­ally good. They are fast and play well to­gether. When they get their foot­ball play­ers mesh­ing with the rest of the team, they will be hard to stop.”

In girls’ action, the Lady Ea­gles fell to the Lady Chiefs 5327. East­side was un­able to keep McIn­tosh’s Mor­gan McCrory from scor­ing as the young point guard buck­eted a game high 17 points on the Ea­gles.

The Lady Ea­gles at times had plays that showed a huge pro­gres­sion from last year, but the same old lack of ball con­trol would be the Achilles’ heel of the team.

Com­mit­ting 25 turnovers, the Lady Ea­gles beat them­selves.

“We have to ex­e­cute bet­ter,” East­side coach Ja­son Grooms said. “We have to go back to work on Mon­day and start work­ing hard. Re­gion play be­gins on Tues­day.”

Af­ter be­ing down 29-14 at the half­time, things only got worse for the Lady Ea­gles. High­light­ing the game with a third quar- ter 9-0 run, the Lady Ea­gles, led by Raven Wil­liams and her game high nine points, forced the chiefs into five con­sec­u­tive turnovers.

Un­for­tu­nately it wasn’t enough as the Lady Ea­gles were outscored 24-13 in the sec­ond half.

Even­tu­ally los­ing 53-27, the Lady Ea­gles look to get back to the ba­sics as they pre­pare to take on Hart County Tues­day at home.

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