Lady Eagles heating upPublished 9:54pm Saturday, February 4, 2012
Jackson got two successful free throws from Elizabeth Skipper and a basket off a steal from Laken Harvey to put the score at 32-26 with less than a minute remaining, but Simpson scored on a layup and a free throw after being fouled, putting the score at 35-26 and the game out of reach with 0:25 left.
Simpson led the Lady Eagles with 16 points, while Dunning, Bufford and Chasity Minter each had 6 points.
Kristen Lamar had two points to round out the scoring for Ellwood.
Skipper led Jackson with 11 points.
The Lady Eagles now turn their attention to the AISA Class A state tournament in Montgomery, which begins Thursday, Feb. 9.
While Ellwood’s opponent has yet to be determined, Clay knows it’s going to take hard work to continue the momentum.