Viqueens get back at Eagleville easily

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Kailyn Farrell (30) gets ready to shoot for the Viqueens. Farrell had 15 points in the Community victory.
T-G Photo by Rickey Clardy

UNIONVILLE — The Community Viqueens took some revenge in a big way against the Eagleville Lady Eagles Tuesday night as the Viqueens were assertive from the start in a 52-26 victory.

The Viqueens avenged a 37-33 loss to the Lady Eagles last week.

“I think the girls were definitely motivated to avenge that loss,” Coach Corey Bishop of the Viqueens said. “They were focused at practice all week and they carried that mindset on to the game and they did their job.”

Community (3-5) wasted little time gaining the upper hand as the Viqueens took a 9-0 lead just three minutes into the game.

Raining 3’s

Lexie Cagle, Logan Brothers, and Jaley Vincent all had treys as the Viqueens ended the first quarter with an 18-7 lead.

The Community defense shined in the second quarter, holding Eagleville to four points. Kailyn Farrell led the Viqueens on the offensive end with six points as Community took a 31-11 advantage into halftime.

Both teams scored 11 points in the third quarter as the Viqueens took a 42-22 lead to the final quarter.

Community kept the foot to the pedal in the quarter. Farrell netted seven points as the Viqueens went on a 10-1 run and took their biggest lead at 52-23 with 2:10 remaining. The Viqueens finished with the big win as their defense once again held Eagleville to four points.

The Viqueens have now held their opponents to under 40 points for four consecutive games.

Defensive power

“I’m always happy with our defense,” Bishop said. “That’s our bread and butter and that’s our calling card.”

“If you ask me what I pride myself on as a coach, it’s to have a great defensive team and they’re doing a great job,” Bishop added.

Farrell scored 15 points while Cagle added nine for Community as eight different Viqueens scored in the contest.

MaKayla Moates led the Lady Eagles with 10 points.

Community was 7-of-12 at the foul line, while Eagleville was 6-of-15.

With two wins in a row, Bishop believes his team is taking a positive turn.

“I think they’re just now getting in that basketball form,” Bishop said. “We’re starting to score the basketball. Defense was never the problem.”

The Viqueens entertain Cascade for a return intra-county matchup Friday night. Game time is 6 p.m.

Eagleville 7 4 11 4 — 26

Community 18 13 11 10 — 52

Eagleville: MaKayla Moates 10, Haylee Ferguson 4, Lizzy Thompson 4, Mary Elise Lynch 4, Coley Whitley 3, Ryleigh Pettit 1, Riley Bullard, Kylie Vaughn, Summer Cooper.

Community: Lexie Cagle 9, Kizzey Lane 7, A.K. Lemmons 6, Gracie Simmons 5, Haley Reed, Kailyn Farrell 15, Logan Brothers 5, Jaley Vincent 3, Halli Smith 2, Brianna Beech, Jesa Moore, Payton Davis, Brianna Pearson, Tatianna Eady.

3-Point goals: Eagleville (4): Moates 2, Lynch, Whitley; Community (5): Cagle 2, Lane, Brothers, Vincent.

Halftime score: Community 31, Eagleville 11.