Two in double digits as Lady Eagles had chances

In arguably playing their closest game yet this year, the Eagle Grove varsity girls hung around most of the night with visiting West Bend-Mallard before falling 49-36. The Wolverines came in riding a three-game winning streak after losing their first four this year. The home team stayed close through the first period. The Wolverines scored the first two points, but the Lady Eagles answered back with two of their own. Then it was four/four. The Wolverines turned up the pressure, scoring four unanswered points. When the first period buzzer rang, the Lady Eagles were still hanging tight at an 8-7 deficit.

The second quarter started with Eagle Grove ready to play hard. They took their first lead in the game with a three-point shot by Megan Sampson. The Wolverines fought back, scoring nine unanswered points until Lea Friedl finally put a ball in for two. The Wolverines pulled away a bit, and possibly decided the game, in outscoring the home ladies 19 points to 10 through the second period for a 27-17 halftime lead.

The third quarter saw the ladies get a second wind as the Wolverines held just a one-point advantage in the period for a 39-28 lead going into the fourth.

“We then made a run to pull to within six at 41-35 with three minutes left,” stated head coach Mike Herrington.

The fans in the stands were cheering the home team on as they rallied to come from behind. Although it was a valiant effort, it was just not quite enough.

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