Lady Eagles show marked improvement, long road ahead

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The Quemado Lady Eagles showed marked improvement on Dec. 21 against the Grady Broncos, over their first game of the season against the Evangel Christian Academy in late November. The Ladies still demonstrate need for fundamental development, however, exhibited by their loss of 36 – 53.

Susann Mikkelson/El Defensor Chieftain: Lady Eagles Mariesa Cohoe fights for the rebound against Grady on Dec. 21. Home court advantage did not help the the Lady Eagles much, as they chalked up a 36 - 53 loss against the Lady Broncs.

Defensively, the Lady Eagles are showing improvement, going after rebounds and working aggressively for possession of the ball. The Lady Broncos got a lead on the Lady Eagles early in the first quarter, but the Eagles held their own, and took the lead for a short period in the second quarter. The advance was short-lived, however, with some turnovers and lost baskets.

Cera Sena, No. 24, seemed to be “on” with her outside shots, and Sheldena Jake, No. 23 and No. 32 Ieashiah Pino drove to the basket and made inside shots at a much improved rate. Mariesa Cohoe, No. 20 was aggressive overall, defensively and offensively, drawing fouls that allowed for more point opportunities. Both Caitlynn Atwood and Kate Eberle also showed improved confidence and aggressiveness, especially defensively.

The Lady Eagles still have trouble holding onto the ball, and need a lot of work on ball-handling skills. They lost the game on basic turnovers and steals.

The Lady Eagles JV team also lost their game against the Lady Broncos, 27 – 52.

The Lady Eagles take a break over the holidays, before traveling to Pine Hill on Jan. 9. The JV girls will play at 3 p.m. Other games to follow.