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Lady Eagles Improve Record

Lady Eagles Improve Record Lady Eagles Improve Record

It was a busy week for the Montgomery County High School Eagles basketball teams as they hosted Dooly County on Tuesday, were at Dublin on Friday and then were at Wheeler County on Saturday. The Lady Eagles won two of their three games, while the boys got a win over Wheeler.

Girls vs. Dooly

Dooly held an early 9-4 lead on MCHS, but the Eagles closed it to 12-11 and then tied it at 14-14. By the end of the first MCHS was on top 22-17. In the second the Eagles outscored Dooly 17-8 as they pulled away to a 39-25 halftime lead.

Dooly did hold MCHS to just six points in the third, but the Eagles were up 45-35 heading to the fourth. MCHS took the win 65-48.

MCHS was led by Makyla Bell with 24 points, Marley Bell added 23, Zakhia Lawhorne posed 10, and Amire Banks scored 8 in the win.

Boys vs. Dooly

The boys game was a battle with the Eagles falling by just three points. Dooly got on the board first and held an early 4-0 lead. Dreon Jackson got the first basket for MCHS. It was tied at 6-6 after a basket by Javeon Telfair with just over five minutes left in the first period.

Both teams were playing sloppy in the first period with several turnovers being committed. The score was 10-8 with Dooly in front with two minutes left in the first. Jamari Mincey tied the game at 12-12 with a three-pointer with one minute on the clock, and at the end of the first the score was 14-12 with MCHS on top after a last second shot by Javarius Kelly.

Xavier Brantley kept the Eagles on top early in the second. Dooly took the lead back with 3:05 left in the half, and pushed that to 22-18 with 2:45 to play. Dooly added to that lead and by the end of the first half they were on top of MCHS, 26-20.

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two teams continued to battle, but the Eagles came up just short as they fell to the Bobcats, 62-59.

MCHS was led by Jackson with 13 points, Mincey added 12 and Brantley scored 10 in the loss.

Girls vs. Dublin

The Lady Eagles played well against a good Dublin girls team, but a bad third period cost them the game. MCHS was on top 12-8 at the end of the first period, but the Lady Irish came back in the second. MCHS held them off and were up by just one, 21-20 at the end of the first In the third quarter the Irish took the lead and outscored MCHS 13-7, putting them in front 33-28 heading to the fourth period. The Eagles came back, but came up short, losing the game 45-43.

Boys vs. Dubin

In the boys game the Irish had control throughout. They were up 21-11 at the end of the first and pushed that lead to 41-28 by halftime. Dublin led 59-43 at the end of the third and the Irish took the win, 79-58.

Girls vs. Wheeler

The Lady Eagles jumped out to a 10-0 lead on Wheeler and pushed that to 19-0 before the Lady Bulldogs could put their first points on the board. The score by the end of the first period was 25-1. In the second MCHS continued to pull away.

In the third they were up 39-12 and MCHS went on to win the game 72-16.

Boys vs. Wheeler

The boys game was closer, but Montgomery still came away with the win. The Eagles defeated Wheeler 56-43 in the Region contest.

The Lady Eagles are 7-4 on the year and are 4-3 in Region play while the boys are 4-8 and 2-6. This week MCHS hosted Telfair County on Tuesday after presstime, and will be back in action on Friday at Jenkins County at 6:0 p.m. and will travel to Treutlen County on Saturday at 6:00 p.m.

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