By William

ELYRIA – When you score the same amount of points in all four quarters and hold the opponent to single digits in three of the four then you would expect a win and that is exactly what the Elyria Christian girls basketball team got on Tuesday as they scored a 10-point, 44-34 win at home over Peabody/Burns.

The Lady Eagles scored 11 points in each of the four quarters while holding Peabody/Burns to just six points in each of the first three, giving them a 10-point 22-12 halftime lead and a 15-point advantage heading into the final quarter of play. Peabody/Burns made a valiant attempt of a comeback in the fourth quarter by nearly equaling their points in the first three quarters with 16 points but were only able to shave five points off the Lady Eagles final victory margin.

“This was a nice consistent night offensively for us,” noted Lady Eagle Head Coach Greg Fields. “I thought the girls did a nice job getting points in transition as well as from our half-court offense. Peabody/Burns is probably the most improved team in our league this year, so I was a little nervous about playing them a third time. We have been working a lot on being more confident on offense and I was happy with how our girls executed for most of the game.”

KiLynn Starburg and Ryland Hawkinson led eight Lady Eagles that put points in the scorebook by hitting for 11 and 10 points respectively while Olivia Peters chipped in with seven. Kylee Penner and Claire Adamyk did yeoman work on the boards by pulling down seven and four rebounds each. Olivia Peters had the quick hands on defense as she recorded nine steals in the game.

Speaking of his team, Coach Fields continued his game reflections by saying, “KiLynn (Starburg) had a great night giving us that outside threat on offense. She was very active defensively as well and played her overall best game of the season. Olivia Peters played an incredibly game defensively as she had a big assignment in shutting down their best player. Not only did she do a good job slowing her down, but she managed to come away with those nine steals as well.”

As a team, the Lady Eagles recorded 18 steals as part of forcing Peabody/Burns into 30 turnovers for the game. Elyria Christian also outrebounded the visitors 39-29 while holding them to hitting just 33% of their shots.

Playing just a half game, the Elyria Lady Eagles junior varsity also scored a win as they beat Peabody/Burns 14-7.

WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE ELYRIA LADY EAGLES? With the victory the Lady Eagles are now an even .500 for the season at 9-9 as they finish out their regular season on Friday with homecoming against visiting Marion.


SCORING:                    1          2          3          4          FINAL

Peabody/Burns            6          6          6          16        = 34

LADY EAGLES               11        11        11        11        = 44

TEAM STATS:              Peabody/Burns            LADY EAGLES

Shooting                      11-33 (33%)                 17-45 (38%)

3-Pointers                    1-5 (20%)                     2-14 (14%)

Free Throws                11-14 (79%)                 8-15 (53%)

Rebounds                    29                                39

Assists                          6                                  12

Turnovers                    30                                24

Steals                           8                                  18

Blocked Shots              6                                  1

ELYRIA CHRISTIAN LADY EAGLES INDIVIDUAL SCORING & STAT LEADERS (44 total points): KiLynn Starburg – 11; Ryland Hawkinson – 10; Olivia Peters – 7; Claire Adamyk – 4; Kylee Penner – 4; Allie Stone – 4; Alexus Swenson – 2; Olivia Clark – 2.

Three-Pointers Made (2): KiLynn Starburg – 2.

Rebound Leaders: Kylee Penner – 7; Claire Adamyk – 4; Ryland Hawkinson – 3.

Assist Leaders: Ryland Hawkinson, Kylee Penner – 3.

Leader in Steals: Olivia Peters – 9; Claire Adamyk – 3.

Leader in Blocked Shots: Ryland Hawkinson – 1.

(Post is SPONSORED by CrossDove Writers)

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