Clarksville, Ark.-The Lady Eagles picked up two conference wins on the road last week.
The Lady Eagles are 3-1 in conference play and are in a two-way tie for second place. The Lady Eagles (11-4) possibly played their best game of the season against East Texas Baptist on Thursday. The Lady Eagles were winners, 78-57, and held a 32-8 lead with five minutes left in the first half. The Lady Eagles held LeTourneau to only seven field goals in the first twenty minutes of the game and hit ten three-pointers on their way to a 53-20 advantage at halftime. Kristy Watts nailed three three-pointers in the game on her way to scoring a team high 22 points. Jenna Corbell scored 19 points and Mandy Thomas had 18 points. Corbell hit five three-pointers and Thomas pulled down five rebounds. The Lady Eagles came from behind to defeat the Lady Yellow Jackets, 71-57, in Longview, Texas on Saturday. The Lady Eagles trailed 29-32 at halftime, but outscored LeTourneau 42-25 in the second half. The Lady Eagles went on a 10-2 run to begin the second half and shot 60 percent from the field in the final twenty minutes. Four players scored in double figures with Christie Shuffield leading with 18 points. Charity Tyree had 15 points while Watts chipped in with 13 points. Thomas scored 11 points. Shuffield had a team high 13 rebounds. “Anytime you go into Texas and get a sweep, it’s a big plus for our program,” said head coach Jack Jones. “I don’t care if it’s the worst team or best team in Texas, it’s very encouraging to get that kind of performance out of the kids. This was a good step in competing for the conference championship.”