Lady Eagle basketball wins 57-51

Last Friday in Buffalo Center, the Eagle Grove varsity girls basketball team was able to put another game in the win column with a 57-51 victory over North Iowa. The visitors held a slim 23-21 halftime advantage.

Three players reached double digits, led by Natalie Vrba with 19 points on a hot 9 of 12 from the field. Ari Lyman tallied 11 points, including going 9 of 12 at the line. Kaitlin Sampson checked in at 10 points with two treys. Kenzie Crail and Lea Friedl both scored four points each, Hannah Sampson a three-point bomb and Cali Schultz, Jordan Kastler and Megan Sampson all two points each.

Vrba finished with six rebounds, five of those on defense. Hannah and Kaitlin grabbed four caroms each, Jozey Gump, Friedl, Kastler, Megan and Lyman all three apiece and Crail two. Schultz made one rebound. Kaitlin played unselfish ball in dishing the pumpkin for seven assists. Crail made two and both Hannah and Megan one apiece. Vrba swiped four steals and Kaitlin three, while Crail, Hannah and Megan all had two each. Gump, Friedl and Lyman all picked off one apiece. Kastler swatted down two blocked shots, with Vrba and Kaitlin getting one each on their final lines.

“This was an all-around great effort,” stated head coach Beth Egemo. “Even when we were down by seven, the girls didn’t quite and kept fighting. It was a total team win, and a great way to end our conference season.”

Read the full story in the February 8 edition.