Thursday night, February 11, the Eagles played the Marmaton Valley Wildcats in a game that had been rescheduled multiple times since the beginning of the season. Both Varsity teams and girls’ JV won. There was no boys’ JV.
The Lady Eagles defeated the Wildcats 49-35. Danielle Howard scored 23 points and had 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 steals. Freshman Rylee Coulter had 5 steals and 3 assists. Sammie Hampton scored 11 points during the game. Karleigh Schoenberger and Gwenyth Fry each had 3 rebounds.
“Coach Walker and I are proud of our team’s effort, attitude, and toughness tonight,” says Coach Miller. “Circumstances have kept us from being together as a team since last Friday, but they finished the night with a couple of league wins. Our celebration will be short-lived as we will be taking on the Southeast Lancers tomorrow night for our Winter Homecoming.”
The boys’ Varsity team also beat the Wildcats, the score being 67-32. Scoring was pretty well distributed among the players; Jake Harvey scored 12 points, Luke Perry scored 10, Cade Goodridge with 9, and Korbin Miller and Dawson Dreisbach each scored 8. Dreisbach also had 9 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals. Harvey had 4 steals and Drew Perry had 4 assists.
Coach Hays said, “I thought we came out and played with good energy against Marmaton Valley. We were able to apply some pressure and get out in transition. It was a very balanced scoring night for us. It was fun seeing everyone compete tonight.”
-Adelay Martin, UHS Sports Media Reporter