Lady Eagles take Edgewood tourney championship
Erasing a four point deficit in the third period, the Lindale High School Lady Eagles won the championship trophy at the Edgewood Girls Varsity Basketball Tournament this past weekend with a 60-53 win over Edgewood.
The Lady Eagles are now 8-3 on the season.
Zhanelle Geathers led the Lady Eagles with 22 points, while Natasha Malone and Symonne Brookins added 12 for the Lindale cause.
The Lady Eagles fell being 14-11 after one period and were on the short end of a 30- 26 count at the half.
But they outscored the Lady Bulldogs, 18-10 in the third period to claim a 44-40 margin.
Other scorers for the Lady Eagles included Paige Murphy with six, Hannah Malone with five, Heather Gilbert with one and Hannah Brown with one.
Geathers was named the tournament’s co-MVP along with Micaela Brown of Edgewood. Hannah Malone and Natasha Malone for Lindale were named to the All-Tournament team.
In earlier tournament action, the Lady Eagles outlasted Winnsboro, 63-57, on Friday.
Geathers scored 25 for Lindale, while Brookins added nine. Also, Murphy scored six, Hannah Malone had five, as did Natasha Malone, Ashley Lacy had two, Glasscock had two and Brown scored two.
The Lady Eagles were scheduled to take on Rains on Tuesday (Dec. 11) in Emory and travel to Canton on Dec. 14. On Tuesday, Dec. 18, Lindale was to be in Kaufman before returning home for a game against Hallsville on Dec. 21.
PINE TREE LOSS
The Lady Eagles took the lead at halftime but were unable to hang on as the Pine Tree Lady Pirates carved out a 54-49 win Tuesday night (Dec. 4) in the LHS gym.
Lindale moved to 6-3 on the season and Pine Tree improved to 8-1.
The Lady Eagles fell behind after one period, 17-11 but rallied to claim a 26-25 lead at the half.
Pine Tree kept its deficit at one after the third period, 39- 38, but opened up a lead in the fourth period and hung on for the victory.
Lindale was led by Neeley Doss with 15 points, while Geathers had 12, Murphy scored nine, Natasha Malone scored four, Brown scored four and Brookins scored three.