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Lady Eagles defeat Mammoth Spring

Lady Screamin' Eagle Breanna Doyle guards a Melbourne player in Hillcrest's 49-46 victory.
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Debbie Richey
Staff Writer

The Hillcrest Lady Screamin' Eagles defeated Mammoth Spring 78-51 on Friday night at Lynn.

The Lady Eagles took a 26-19 lead after one quarter and continued their strong play in the second period to move out to a 47-32 halftime lead.

Hillcrest did not let up in the second half, as they continued to lengthen their lead to 66-42 after three quarters.

Breanna Doyle led Hillcrest with 21 points, seven steals and six assists. Amber Glenn and Terra Polston contributed 10 points each. Jessica Broadway and Lauren Pickle notched 10 points each and recorded eight rebounds apiece. Whitney Jones contributed seven points. Christian Highfield added five points, Jessica Jarrett tossed in three points and Kalie Durham closed with two points.

The Hillcrest junior Lady Screamin' Eagles recorded a hard-fought 44-41 victory over Mammoth Spring in junior high basketball action on Friday at Lynn.

Mammoth Spring held a 10-7 lead after the first quarter, but Hillcrest cut the deficit to 24-23 at halftime.

Mammoth Spring continued to hold a one-point lead after three quarters at 30-29, but Hillcrest rallied in the final period and a free throw by Kelsea Sneed iced the victory.

Miranda Doyle led Hillcrest with 14 points, followed by Natalie Johnson with 12. Tamara Evans contributed six points. Sneed added five points, while Katelyn Hammock, Leah Smith and Stevie Howard added two points each, and Samantha Blevins tossed in a free throw.

Melbourne

The Lady Screamin' Eagles won a barnburner over the Melbourne Lady Bearkatz 49-46 on Oct. 24 at Lynn.

The Lady Bearkatz took a 6-3 lead at the close of the first quarter, but Hillcrest outscored Melbourne 14-9 in the second quarter to take a small lead of 17-15 heading into halftime. At the end of the third quarter, Hillcrest held a 26-24 lead and the game had been tied six times.

The final quarter saw a lot of points scored by each team, as Hillcrest held on for the victory.

Jarrett totaled 16 points for the Lady Eagles with two rebounds. Broadway contributed five points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Pickle added eight points and 10 rebounds. Jones had seven points and three rebounds. Glenn had nine points and six rebounds, and Doyle closed with five points and five rebounds.

The Hillcrest seventh grade girls won a closely contested matchup against Melbourne 24-21.

Melbourne took a 6-5 lead to close the first quarter, but Hillcrest took the lead 11-10 as the first half came to a close.

After an evenly played third quarter, the Lady Eagles slipped ahead of the Lady Bearkatz in the final period for the win.

Morgan Penn led Hillcrest with 12 points. Mackenzie Nunnally contributed six points. Sara Saffell added five points, and Samantha Parker closed with a free throw.

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