Lady Eagles finish third in Van Deerman tourney
by Lori Tippets
Jacksonvilleʼs Lady Eagles found themselves in the unfamiliar position of not playing in a championship game as they were beat by Gadsden City in the semi-finals and faced Oxford in the consolation game of the Van Deerman tournament held at Jacksonville High School.

Jacksonville started out the tournament with an easy 75-35 win over Weaver. The Lady Eagles were up 21-2 at the end of the first quarter and coasted from there.

Kenyatta Ervin led the scoring for Jacksonville with 12 points followed by Darrien Martin and Angel Kidd both with 10 points.

Also scoring for the Lady Eagles were Destiny Easley with 9 points, Dasia Kirksey and Abby Jaskowski with 8 points, Virginia Poe 7, Jasmine Easley, 4, Amber Quinn and Quenteeria Mooney with 3 and Tamaria Mays with one point.

In the second game Jacksonville led 14-11 after the first quarter against Gadsden City but were outscored 16-6 in the second quarter and went on to lose the game 55-43.

Sharon Osterbind had a double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds and Angel Kidd joined her in double figures with 12 points.

Poe had 7 points, Martin and Jaskowski chipped in 2 points each and Destiny Easley and Mays both had one point.

The Lady Eagles faced Oxford in the consolation game and after finding themselves down 13-11 after the first quarter, regrouped and won the next three quarters and the game, 61-52.

Ervin led the Lady Eagles with 18 points and 13 rebounds, Osterbind put in 17 points, and Kidd 16 points.

Also scoring for the Lady Eagles were Poe with 6 and Destiny Easley with 4.
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