2012-11-29 / Sports

Eagles fall twice in TASO classic

The Lindale Eagles boys basketball team recently competed in the Tyler Area Basketball Officials annual scholarship classic and fell twice, to Marshall on Friday, Nov. 23 and Robert E. Lee on Saturday, Nov. 24.

The games were played at the UT Tyler Herrington Patriot Center.

The Eagles are now 1-3 on the season. Next up for the Eagles is the Hoop Heaven Tournament, scheduled to begin Thursday, Nov. 29. It will continue through Dec. 1 in the LHS gym.

In Tyler, the Eagles fell to Marshall, 60-47, in the first game on Friday and 47-34 on Saturday to Lee.

MARSHALL 60, LINDALE 42

On Friday, Nov. 23 the Eagles fell behind by a 17-6 margin at the end of the first period and were never able to recover.

The Eagles were able to trim their deficit to 30-23 at the half, and down to 35-26 in the third period, but the Mavericks turned up the defensive heat to eventually secure the win.

The Mavericks sank seven 3-pointers in the game, with Jim Brown scoring all 12 of his points from behind the arc.

Lindale was led by Brian Boaz who scored 18 points and pulled down eight rebounds.

Other scorers for the Eagles included Mason Terry with 8, Connor Lind with 8, Court Brown with 5, Garrett Sir Louis with 4, Jacob Capo with two and Dakota Heinaman with 2.

R.E. LEE 47, LINDALE 34

In a game in which the baskets appeared to have lids on them, the Robert E. Lee Red Raiders stopped Lindale, 47-34, in the second round of the TASO classic on Saturday, Nov. 24.

Junior guard Terry led the Eagles in scoring with 11.

Both clubs combined for just 19 points in the first quarter with the Raiders holding a 10-9 advantage. Lindale’s top scorer in the first half was Court Brown with six points.

The Red Raiders held a 24-17 lead at the half after outscoring the Eagles 15-8 in the second period.

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