Zelie Sorensen

Tough Eagle Defense Zelie Sorensen (11) goes for a shot at the basket against a tough Pierce defense. Photo by Terry Miles.

The O'Neill Lady Eagles continue on their winning stretch this past week defeating Pierce and Wayne.

On Tuesday, Dec. 17, the Lady Eagles again played host to the Pierce Bluejays. The game started out neck and neck as the Eagles put 12 points on the board in the first and the Bluejays just outscored them with 14 points. Neither team managed to add to their score in the second quarter. Leaving the Eagles trailing by two at the half.

Second half started much like the firs with the Eagles putting up 30 points and the Bluejays just beating them with 31 points. However in the fourth quarter the Lady Eagles made their move, putting up 17 points and holding the Bluejays to eight, to give them the six point victory at 59-53.

Leading scorers for O'Neill were Alyssa Eichelberger with 19 points, including two three-pointers, shooting 71 percent at the free throw line, three rebounds and three steals; Lauren Young 13 points, nine rebounds and one steal; Makayla Hilker five points, one rebound and one steal; Meg Schluns five points, eight rebounds and four steals; Blair Gutshall four points and 12 rebounds; Zelie Sorensen four points and two rebounds; and Kiersten Welke three points and three rebounds.

PHS 14 0 31 8 53

OHS 12 0 30 17 59

The Lady Eagles took to the road on Saturday, Dec. 21 to face the Wayne Blue Devils. This was a closely matched contest with the Eagles having 10 on the board at the end of the first and the Blue Devils barely trailing with nine. The second quarter was the biggest difference between the two when the Eagles managed to add 16 and hold Wayne to 12 points. At the half, the Eagles led 26-21.

The second half remained a battle as the Eagles tacked on 13 more points and the Blue Devils 11 more in the third. Both teams added 19 points to their score in the fourth. But when the buzzer sounded, the Eagles were up 58-51.

Leading scorers for the Eagles were Eichelberger with 17 points, including two three-pointers, seven rebunds and three steals; Schluns 11 points, making seven of nine free throw shots, with nine rebounds and three steals; Young eight points, 14 rebounds and two steals; Welke seven points and three rebounds; Chloe Scott six points, four rebounds and one steal; Gutshall six points, 11 rebounds and three steals; and Hilker three points, one rebound and two steals.

WHS 9 12 11 19 51

OHS 10 16 13 19 58


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