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Eagleville rally stops Lady Pats

Friday, November 30, 2012

Sydney Ely hits the fade away jumper, despite Eagleville's defensive efforts to throw her off track. Ely led the Lady Pats with 10 points.
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The Liberty Lady Patriots saw a slim, first half advantage slip away with a strong second half showing by the Eagleville Lady Eagles on Thursday night.

It was a back and forth battle between both squads in the first half, but a 10-point first quarter was enough to send Liberty to the half with a two-point advantage.

While Liberty was in control early, the second half was all Eagleville. The Lady Eagles outscored Liberty 24-10 in the final two quarters of play to recapture the lead and close the regular season with a 36-24 win.

Early boost

The Lady Pats got a big boost early with a 10-point first quarter, and finished the first half up by a bucket, however it was the solid second half that determined the outcome of Thursday's showdown.

Sydney Ely led the Lady Pats with 10 points, but struggled to get much help with points.

Eagleville on the other hand saw Ryleigh Cobb hit a game-high 12 points, with help from Tori Laidig and Mallory Mosier, who scored nine and six points, respectively.

Liberty had several scoring opportunities, but just couldn't get the shots to fall in the second half.

Eagleville, on the other hand, put seven players into the scoring column, and finished the game strong to secure the win.

Both squads will partake in the world tournament next week in Chapel Hill with the start times to be released early next week.

Eagleville 8 4 13 11 -- 36

Liberty 10 4 7 3 -- 24

Eagleville: Ryleigh Cobb 12, Tori Laidig 9, Mallory Mosier 6, Karah Snell 3, Abigail Greene 2, Macy Tollett 2, Amy Tidwell 2.

Liberty: Sydney Ely 10, AJ Mitchell 7, Kyleigh Hardy 6, Raven Smartt 1.

3-Point goals: Eagleville (1): Mosier 1.

Halftime score: Liberty 14, Eagleville 12.