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Eagles Hosts Central Heights; Splits Varsity Games

Keon Coming:  Woodville’s Keon Chapman (3) comes in hot and goes full airborne with a layup against three Blue Devils. (Hale Hughes Photo)Keon Coming: Woodville’s Keon Chapman (3) comes in hot and goes full airborne with a layup against three Blue Devils. (Hale Hughes Photo)

By Hale Hughes

WOODVILLE—The Eagles played host to district foe Central Heights Blue Devils last week and split the varsity games with their rival. The Lady Devils arrived to face one of the top ranked teams in the Lady Eagles and head coach Troy Carrell made sure his squad was up to the task.

The Lady Eagles came out ready to play and quickly jumped to an early 27-4 lead after the first period. Despite all efforts on the part of the Lady Devils, they were simply no match for Woodville's girls as they easily dispatched Central Heights with a final score of 48-19 in what could hardly be called a competitive game. The Lady Eagles were dominant from start to finish, and were led by the superb play from Telia Jackson, Jordyn Beaty and Jayda Argumon. Woodville was superior in every way. The Lady Eagles' defensive press was relentless, their passing was crisp, and their offense was simply solid in all positions.

It was quite different as the boys took the court immediately after. As the girls' game was never in doubt, the boys' game was nip and tuck the whole way. The Blue Devils matched up evenly with the Eagles as play got underway. The Blue Devils took an early lead 15-9 over the Eagles at the end of the first period. The Eagles made up for lost ground and were dominant in the second period and the game was close as the teams went in at half with the Blue Devils holding a very narrow 24-23 lead.

The stats reflected the score as the game wound down. Both teams were 50 percent from the free throw line and both teams made 16 shots from the field. The Eagles were better than the Blue Devils from the perimeter as they made seven shots from three-point range compared to only four from Central Heights, and Woodville was better in transition with a 4:1 ratio in transition points. Turnovers and points off of turnovers hurt the Eagles, especially in the third period as Central stretched out a sizable 12-point lead with a 46-34 score at the end of the third.

The Eagles fought back nobly and kept pace with the Blue Devils in the fourth period, but the 12-point lead held as the Blue Devils won the game with a final of 64-52. The tale of the tape was Central Heights made 24 points in the paint compared to the Eagles' 12 points in the paint, and the Blue Devils accumulated 21 points from turnovers whereas the Eagles only managed 12 against their district rival.

Christian Williams led the scoring for the Eagles with 14 points and CJ Wooten added 13 with Keon Chapman putting up 8 points as the top 3 scorers for Woodville.

WHAT'S NEXT: Both Eagle squads will have a bye on Friday, Jan. 12 and will then face Hemphill on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at the Summit. Games are slated to begin with JV boys and girls starting at 5 p.m.

By Hale Hughes

WOODVILLE—The Eagles played host to district foe Central Heights Blue Devils last week and split the varsity games with their rival. The Lady Devils arrived to face one of the top ranked teams in the Lady Eagles and head coach Troy Carrell made sure his squad was up to the task.

The Lady Eagles came out ready to play and quickly jumped to an early 27-4 lead after the first period. Despite all efforts on the part of the Lady Devils, they were simply no match for Woodville's girls as they easily dispatched Central Heights with a final score of 48-19 in what could hardly be called a competitive game. The Lady Eagles were dominant from start to finish, and were led by the superb play from Telia Jackson, Jordyn Beaty and Jayda Argumon. Woodville was superior in every way. The Lady Eagles' defensive press was relentless, their passing was crisp, and their offense was simply solid in all positions.

It was quite different as the boys took the court immediately after. As the girls' game was never in doubt, the boys' game was nip and tuck the whole way. The Blue Devils matched up evenly with the Eagles as play got underway. The Blue Devils took an early lead 15-9 over the Eagles at the end of the first period. The Eagles made up for lost ground and were dominant in the second period and the game was close as the teams went in at half with the Blue Devils holding a very narrow 24-23 lead.

The stats reflected the score as the game wound down. Both teams were 50 percent from the free throw line and both teams made 16 shots from the field. The Eagles were better than the Blue Devils from the perimeter as they made seven shots from three-point range compared to only four from Central Heights, and Woodville was better in transition with a 4:1 ratio in transition points. Turnovers and points off of turnovers hurt the Eagles, especially in the third period as Central stretched out a sizable 12-point lead with a 46-34 score at the end of the third.

The Eagles fought back nobly and kept pace with the Blue Devils in the fourth period, but the 12-point lead held as the Blue Devils won the game with a final of 64-52. The tale of the tape was Central Heights made 24 points in the paint compared to the Eagles' 12 points in the paint, and the Blue Devils accumulated 21 points from turnovers whereas the Eagles only managed 12 against their district rival.

Christian Williams led the scoring for the Eagles with 14 points and CJ Wooten added 13 with Keon Chapman putting up 8 points as the top 3 scorers for Woodville.

WHAT'S NEXT: Both Eagle squads will have a bye on Friday, Jan. 12 and will then face Hemphill on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at the Summit. Games are slated to begin with JV boys and girls starting at 5 p.m.