Eagles make comeback victory versus Lions
By Kendall Patterson
With one starting Eaglette still down last Tuesday, January 17, when Chester County High School played the Riverside Panthers, the final result was a loss for the Eaglettes with a final score of 62-41.
Point guard Jariyah Williamson was able to make her mark in CCHS Basketball history with a milestone of scoring her 1,000th point during the game.
She was presented with CCHS Ball for her great accomplishment. See next week’s issue for the photo of the presentation.
The team then traveled to Scotts Hill with all of the starters healthy again and pulled off a win.
The win came before they entered district play on Tuesday, Janauary 24, against McNairy.
The game started with the Eaglettes being down 6-2, but they soon took the lead and ended the first quarter ahead 12-8.
The Scotts Hill Lady Lions tied it at 12 in the second quarter.
With the CCHS girls having the lead 16-15 at the end of the first half, Scotts Hill attempted to hold the ball for the last shot of the half but could not do so and the Eaglettes scored two more with a shot by Annabelle Lockridge. This put the halftime score at 18-15 with the Eaglettes winning.
Throughout the third, They maintained the lead, but mid fourth quarter, the Lady Lions, after being down 28-17, came back to where they were only down by one point.
They never were able to make it over that last hump though, and the Eaglettes were able to celebrate a 37-30 victory over Scotts Hill.
The Chester County Eagles unfortunately lost to Riverside as well, 66-56.
During the majority of the game, the score was fairly close, but things looked bleak for the Eagles at the end of the third with them being down 46-37. With 4:58 left in the game, things started to possibly seem hopeful again as the scoreboard showed Chester Co. being down only by five points, but they could not surpass Riverside’s score causing the 66-56 loss.
The Eagles pulled off a comeback victory against Scotts Hill. The Eagles trailed the Lions the majority of the game with the Eagles having the lead only for a little while.
They were able to take and hold the lead when it mattered in the fourth quarter.
Near the end of the fourth, Armaria Massengill took the lead for Chester County with a three point shot making the score 64-63. Then, the Eagles just kept playing and held the ball some to keep the lead and win the game with a final score of 73-68. Read Next week’s issue to find out how Chester County did in their first two district games against McNairy and Hardin County.