The Lady Eagles had to go to overtime before edging their host Kenedy Leopards, 35-33.
“We were ice cold from the floor. I think we went into the game overconfident because of how well we played them last time and it took us two quarters to realize that every basketball game is different and some nights your shots fall and some nights the opponents’ fall,” said head coach Darcy Siddon.
The Lady Eagles shot 15 percent from the field on the night and committed more turnovers than points, but they were still in the game. The defense kept the Leopards in check and their shooting was not a whole lot better than the Pettus gir;ls’ efforts.
Kenedy led 7-4 after the first period and took an 18-13 lead into the locker rooms at the half.
The Lady Eagles clamped down on defense in the third period and shut out the home team over the eight-minute stretch. The Lady Eagles only managed five points, but it was enough to pull even with the Kenedy girls at 18-18.
Both teams finished in a dead heat with 11 points apiece, forcing the overtime period with the score tied at 29-29 at the end of regulation.
The defenses and the cold shooting were still evident in the OT period, but the Lady Eagles emerged with a 35-33 victory.
“I am very impressed by the way my young ones played. They were vital in this win. We ended the game with only four bench players on the floor and one starter because of foul trouble,” Siddon said.
Mari Carrizales led the meager scoring efforts with 10 points. Destiny Carrillo finished with seven. Chloe Garza hit for six while Ashley Duran added five. Ryan Grayson contributed four and Hailee Schauer had three points.
Grayson led the Lady Eagles in rebounding with 14 boards on the night. Duran was also in double figures in rebounds with 12.Schauer helped out in cleaning the glass with nine caroms.
The Lady Eagles played at home on Friday (weather permitting) against the Woodsboro Eagles. On Tuesday night, the Lady Eagles will close out their regular season with a road tilt in Port Aransas against the Lady Marlins.