Eagle Defense

Tough Eagle Defense Blair Gutshall (13) and Lauren Young (14) stop the Cedar Catholic offense in last Friday's, Dec. 13 game in O'Neill. Photo by Terry Miles.

The O'Neill Lady Eagles basketball team got their first home win in a fast-paced win on Friday, Dec. 13, winning 61-49.

"We played Cedar Catholic last Friday at the Aerie and came away with a 12-point win over a very solid Hartington team. I thought our team executed a lot of what we want them to do about as well as we could've for most of the game. Cedar battled back early in the fourth quarter, cutting the Eagles 20-point lead to five before the Eagles were able to stretch it again and run out the clock. We learned a lot about our team that night, and I thought we played smart at times. This team is young and hungry, so we need to continue to grow as well as develop depth at the varsity level each week," said Coach Brock Eichelberger.

Leading the Lady Eagles was: Meg Schluns with 21 points shooting 71 percent in the two-point range and 80 percent from the free-throw line. Schluns had six rebounds and five steals; Blair Gutshall had 12 points, also shooting 71 percent in two-pointers and 100 percent in free throws shooting two of two. Gutshall had seven rebounds and two steals; Alyssa Eichelberger had 10 points, ten rebounds and five steals; Lauren Young nine points, 10 rebounds and four steals; Makayla Hilker seven points, three rebounds and one steal; and Chole Scott two points, three rebounds and one steal.

CCH 6 17 6 20 49

OHS 17 12 20 12 61

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