The host George West girls pounced on the Eagles 14-2 in the opening period to set the tone. The Lady Eagles got back on track a little in the second period, scoring nine points, but the Lady Horns added to their lead and were on top, 26-11, at halftime.
The Lady Eagles played evenly with the GW girls in the third quarter. The scoreboard had the Lady Horns up 38-22 after they captured the period by just one point, 12-11.
The GW offense hit for 16 points over the final eight minutes, while the cold-shooting Lady Eagles added just nine. The final was a decisive 54-31 win for the George West girls.
“I feel that we actually played a really good game defensively, but we got beat on the boards, and we missed easy shots. It was hard to come back from the first quarter deficit,” said Lady Eagle head coach Darcy Siddon.
“We fought until the very end. Our shots just weren’t falling like they have been.”
Tori Arrisola led the Lady Eagles in scoring with nine points in the contest. Arrisola also pulled down six rebounds to help out on the boards. Destiny Carrillo followed with six markers. Chloe Garza and Savannah DelBosque each contributed four points. Chloe also dished out three assists and had two blocks along with four steals. Madi Garza made three points, while Ryan Grayson and Hailee Schauer each added two. Both Grayson and Schauer gathered in six rebounds. Ashley Duran came up big on the boards with a team-high eight caroms.
The Lady Eagles traveled to Austwell to meet the Lady Redfish on Tuesday night.
Bruce Harper is the sports editor at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 123, or at sports@mySouTex.com.