Eagles handle Henry County
The Eastside Eagles varsity basketball team picked up its 11th win of the season Saturday on the road, handling Henry County 58-43.
The victory moves the Eagles to 11-2 this season, and the Eagles have not lost in almost a month since falling to Newton on Dec. 13.
Senior Treyvon Francis led the Eagles in the first quarter, scoring five points to help the Eagles to a 12-6 advantage.
The second quarter saw Eastside extend its lead to 14, as Justin Adams and Larry Saxton scored five points each to push the Eagles’ advantage to 26-12 at halftime. Eastside outscored the Warhawks 14-6 in the frame, limiting Henry County to six points in each of the opening two quarters.
The Eagles suffered a setback in the third quarter, however, as Eastside was whistled for 10 fouls in less than five minutes, sending Francis to the bench with four fouls after finishing the first half without a foul called against him.
“Teams are starting to tar- get Treyvon on the court,” Eastside coach Gregory Freeman said. “The belief
After falling to the Bulldogs, Newton rallied to beat Luella in a true second contest, topping the Lions to qualify for the state duals.
Newton rallied to take a 39-0 lead to start the match, with Maolud, Forbes, Matthew Torres and A.J. Palomino registering pins in the Rams’ early run. Victor Medina also picked up a victory for Newton at 160 pounds before the Lions forfeited three matchups.
Luella roared back, however, winning four consecutive matches, including three by forfeit, closing the Rams’ lead to 39-24.
Newton closed with a pair of wins, including a pin from Michael Anderson, to clinch the win and advance.
“My kids worked very, very hard to get to where we are at this point,” Newton coach Ryan Angel said. “They’ve really taken our coaching to heart and they’ve worked hard to do the little things right.
One thing that we have preached to them is that if you do the little things right, success follows and things take care of themselves,” he said. “If you do what you’re supposed to do, success comes to you.”
Newton reached the championship bout with a 42-25 victory over Druid Hills. The Rams won seven of their first eight matches against the Red Devils, with pins by Maolud, Anderson, Kameron Wallace, John Forbes and Shaidren Carter.
Angel said that he wanted to see heart in his