Lady Eagles fall in Hoop Heaven title game, 39-35
Lindale’s Lady Eagles earned a berth in the finals of the annual Hoop Heaven basketball tournament at Lindale High School, but fell to the Pine Tree Lady Pirates, 39-35, in the championship contest on Saturday, Dec. 1.
The Lady Eagles are now 6-2 on the season.
Meanwhile on the boys side, the Eagles advanced to the tournament’s third place game, but fell to Spring Hill, 55-42.
The Eagles fell behind, 12-9 after one period and were on the short end of a 21-15 margin at the half.
The Panthers opened things up in the third period by outscoring Lindale, 18-9 and taking a 39-24 lead. Scorers for the Eagles included Dakota Heinaman with seven, Garrett Sir Louis with four, Mason Terry with four, Kolton Pierce with three, Connor Lind with three, Ryan Dudley with five, Dietrick Fry with four and Jacob Capo and Brian Boaz with two apiece.
On Friday (Nov. 30), the Eagles fell to Robert E. Lee, 48-31, as points were scarce in the first few minutes of the game with Lee taking a 9-6 advantage after one period.
The Red Raiders opened up a 29-16 advantage at the half and were able to hold off the Eagles the rest of the way.
Terry led Lindale with 15 points, while Boaz scored six, Sir Louis had three, Fry had three and Brown and Heinaman had two apiece.
Lindale is now 3-5 on the season and were scheduled to travel to Pine Tree Tuesday (Dec. 4) to play the Pirates. The next home game for the Eagles will be against Chapel Hill on Dec. 11.
Zhanelle Geathers scored 14 to lead Lindale, while Natasha Malone added seven, Neeley Doss had five, Symonne Brookins scored four, Paige Murphy had three and Bailee Glasscock added two.
Pine Tree built an 11-4 lead after one period, but the Lady Eagles roared back to take a 20-17 lead at the half by outscoring the Lady Pirates, 16-6 in the second period.
Lindale led after three quarters, 29-24, but Pine Tree managed to take advantage of some Lady Eagle turnovers in the fourth period to put the game away.
Sky-Lynn Holmes of Pine Tree led all scorers with 18 points.
The Malones were busy players on Friday (Nov. 30) as Natasha Malone scored 23 points and Hannah Malone scored 15 to lead the Lady Eagles to a 74-45 domination of Athens in the second day of the Hoop Heaven Tournament.
Lindale bolted out to a 22-8 lead after he first period and were never threatened. The Lady Eagles had a 41-30 lead at the half and led 58-38 after three periods.
Other scorers for the Lady Eagles included Paige Murphy with five, Symonne Brookins with two, Neely Doss with 13, Ashley Lacey with three, Zhanelle Geathers with 11 and Hannah Brown with two. The win pushed the Lady Eagles record to 6-1 on the season.
TATUM 57, LINDALE 49
It took an undefeated team to hang the first loss of the season on the Lindale High School Lady Eagles, as Tatum used a big first period to claim a 57-49 win Tuesday night (Nov. 27) in Tatum.
Lindale fell behind by a 17-6 margin at the end of the first quarter and despite outscoring Tatum in the second and third periods couldn’t make up the difference.
The Lady Eagles outscored Tatum, 11-10 in the second period to trim their deficit to 26- 18 at the half, and cut it even further with a 17-14 advantage in the third stanza.
But in the fourth period, Tatum outscored the Lady Eagles, 17-14, to secure the win.
Natasha Malone led the Lady Eagles in scoring with 14 points, while Zhanelle Geathers scored 13. Other scorers included Neely Doss with five points, while Paige Murphy had four, Ashley Lacy scored four, Hannah Malone had three and Symonne Brookins scored two.
Lindale was scheduled to take part in the Hoop Heaven tournament, scheduled for Nov. 29- Dec. 1 at Lindale High School.