Eagles Lose Two On The Road

Eagles Lose Two On The Road
The Meridian Community College Lady Eagles went on the road Thursday night and played a close contest. Throughout the first two quarters, it was a back and forth contest. The Lady Eagles fell to the Hinds Community College Lady Bulldogs the score of 63-57.
 
The Lady Eagles got off to a fast start jumping out to an early 8-2 lead. After jumping out to the quick lead the Lady Eagles went cold for the rest of the quarter. At the end of the first, the Lady Eagles trailed 12-11.
 
The Lady Eagles jumped back into the lead early in the second. The two teams went back and forth throughout the quarter. Neither team could gain more than a three-point advantage. Heading into the half the Lady Eagles trailed 21-20.
 
The Lady Eagles struggled throughout much of the third quarter. The Lady Eagles trailed by as much as eight but made a late run. The Lady Eagles trailed 40-36 going into the fourth.
 
The Lady Eagles fought throughout the fourth to cut into the deficit but they never could regain the lead. The Lady Eagles forced a turnover with 15 seconds left with the chance to cut it to a two-point deficit but were unable to get a shot before turning it over.
 
With the loss, the Lady Eagles fall to 9-10 on the season. The Lady Eagles return to action Monday, February 11 as they host Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College at 5:30.
 
The Meridian Community College Eagles lost another close one Thursday night. The Eagles played a close game but couldn't pull it out in the end. The Eagles fell to Hinds 67-64.
 
The Eagles played a close first half. Neither team was ever able to build a big lead. It was a 37-35 Hinds advantage with under 30 seconds left in the half when the Bulldogs made a layup and hit the ensuing free throw to build a 40-35 lead heading into the half.
 
The Eagles started the second half on a 9-2 run to take a 44-42 lead. The Bulldogs answered with a run of their own to build a ten-point lead midway through the half. The Eagles battled back to cut the deficit to 59-57 with 5:30 left. The Bulldogs stretched it back to a six-point lead but Iverson Smith nailed a three to cut it back to 63-60 with 3:55 left. The Eagles were able to cut it to a one-point game late but the Bulldogs nailed a couple of free throws late to put the game away.
 
Leading the Eagles on the night was Alex Oguinn with 19 points. Smith also added 16 points on the night.
 
With the loss, the Eagles fall to 7-11 on the season. The Eagles will return to action Monday, February 11 as they host Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College at 7:30.