Blue Eagles Sink Pilots
The Magnolia Lady Blue Eagles limited the River Lady Pilots to a combined 10 points in the first, third and fourth quarters. To get their first win over the Pilots in three seasons as Sophmore Holland Estep got a career high 12 points to help the Eagles to the win 39-18 .
In the first quater the Eagles got off to a hot start thanks to a pair of threes from Junior Lenica Grimm, on her way to eight points in the quarter. Kyndra Pilant had two in the quarter. While the Pilots senior ALi Long had just a pair of free throws and the Big Blue lead 10-2 after one.
In the second the Pilots got a bucket from Rilyan Haught, before Hannan Raper drilled a pair of long bombs to tie the game at 10-10. The Eagles then received back to back baskets from Pilant and Estep to take a 14-10 lead into the locker room.
After the break the Eagles outscored the Pilots 8-1 with the Eagles big Bucket coming from behind the arc by Sophmore Abby Clegg, while Estep and Pilant hit for two and Audri Cross hit a free throw. Long knocked down a free throw for the Pilots.
In the fourth quarter the Eagles outscored the Pilots 17-7. Estep hit for eight points in the frame to give the hosts a 30-16 lead. Then the Eagles ended the quarter on a 9-2 run and went on to win the game 39-18.
The Eagles were lead by Estep with 12 points, While the double-double machine of Pilant was at it again this time with 10 points 17 rebounds 2 assists,2 blocks and 2 steals. Grimm had 10 points 4 assists. Cross had 4 points 5 assists 5 rebounds and 2 steals. Clegg had 3 points 3 rebounds and 2 steals. For the Pilots Raper had 7, Kyie Piatt had 5 while Long, Haught and Rylee Schidmt all had 2.