Lady Eagles take seventh at Purple and Gold

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By Julian Coker
The Lady Eagles participated in the Purple and Gold Tournament December 5-10. The event was sponsored by the local Lions Club.

The Lady Eagles’ first performance at the tournament was on Tuesday, December 6. They had a tough battle against Lacrosse. The ladies performed well during the first half, leading by five points at halftime, 30-25.  However, the Lady Eagles returned from the half to struggle through the third quarter, putting up only five points to LaCrosse's sixteen. Trego bounced back in the fourth quarter, scoring an additional fourteen points, but they fell short at the buzzer with a final score of 49-59.

Top scorer, Adell Riedel led the team with 17 points, while Emily Buchholz led the team in rebounds, with 6.

The Lady Eagles then lost to Ness City, 54-60, on Friday, December 9.

The Eagles took the first and second quarter, leading at halftime by thirteen points. However, they struggled in the third and fourth quarters.

After a half court shot from Emily Buchholz, the game went into overtime where the Lady Eagles fell to Ness City by 6 points.

The top two scorers of the game were Riedel with 25 points. She was followed by Libby Frost with 10 points.

The loss against Ness City took the Eagles to the seventh place game against Victoria, which the Eagles won, 49-15.

The Lady Eagles excelled and managed to outscore their Victoria adversaries in every quarter. The first quarter ended with a 10 point lead for the Eagles and an 11 point lead in the second quarter. This gave the Eagles a 21 point advantage at halftime. The Knights could not catch up in the third or fourth quarter. The Lady Eagles finished with a 34 point win.

The top scorers were Janae Huxman and Adell Riedel.

Stockton won the tournament, beating LaCrosse 67-32 in the Championship game.