Jacksonville eyes tournament
by Lori Tippets
The Lady Eagles picked up two area wins last week beating Alexandria 62-37 and 51-37.

Jacksonville win now turn its sights on the Calhoun County tournament where they have drawn the number two seed. Anniston is the number one seed in the tournament.

The Lady Eagles will face off against fifteenth seeded Sacred Heart in action on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Pete Mathews Coliseum.

The Lady Eagles started out slow in their area game against Alexandria, finding themselves down by one at the end of the first quarter, 10-9.

Jacksonville quickly picked up the pace, outscoring the Lady Cubs 17-7 in the second quarter and 35-20 in the second half.

Credit the play of Jacksonville’s Angel Kidd for taking a big role in the victory. Kidd had 18 points, five assists, four steals and three rebounds in the victory.

Sharon Osterbind also had a big night for the Lady Eagles scoring 18 points while pulling down 12 rebounds and having five steals to her credit.

Jacksonville was also aided by Virginia Poe who was in double figures with 11 points.

Also scoring for the Lady Eagles were Kenyatta Ervin and Darrien Martin with four points each, Destiny Easley with three points, and Dasia Kirksey and Brandi Canady with two points each.

At Jacksonville, the Lady Eagles leading 29-18 at the end of the half, let Hokes Bluff back into the game in the second half. Jacksonville held on to win 51-37.

Hokes Bluff shaved the Jacksonville lead down to just 10 at 37-27 with 1:40 left in the third quarter.

A steal and basket by Kidd to end the third quarter and then another steal and basket by Kidd followed by a foul shot gave the Lady Eagles a 46-31 lead.

While Hokes Bluff once again whittled down the lead to ten points with 5:57 remaining they just couldn’t overtake the Lady Eagles.

Osterbind, hitting 10-15 from the field had 20 points for Jacksonville. Osterbind also pulled down seven rebounds.

Kidd had another great night for the Lady Eagles, scoring 18 points.

Ervin, who had eight rebounds, also scored nine points, and Martin added four points in the win.
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