Eagles fall in home doubleheader against Gulf Coast

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The Meridian Community College Lady Eagles got off to a quick start Monday night but couldn’t hold on to that pace in falling to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The Lady Eagles struggles on the offensive end in the 2nd quarter allowed the Lady Bulldogs to build an insurmountable lead. The Lady Eagles fell by the final score of 63-35.

The Lady Eagles jumped out to an early 5-4 lead courtesy of a three-pointer from Sarah Allen. Unfortunately that would be the last time the Lady Eagles held the lead. The Lady Bulldogs used their height advantage to get multiple points in the paint and build a 15-10 lead at the end of the first.

The second quarter would see the Lady Eagles outscored 12-6. The Lady Eagles could not get any shots to fall and the Lady Bulldogs took advantage to take a 27-16 lead into the half.

The Lady Eagles offensive struggles continued throughout the third and fourth quarters. The Lady Eagles struggled against the Lady Bulldogs height advantage. The Lady Eagles were outscored 25-10 over the final quarter to allow the Lady Bulldogs to get the win.

With the loss the Lady Eagles fall to 9-11 on the season. The Lady Eagles will be back in action Thursday, February 14 against East Central Community College. Tip-off is slated for 5:30 in Graham Gymnasium on the campus of Meridian Community College.

The Meridian Community College Eagles battled throughout the night but couldn’t pull out the win Monday. The Eagles fell to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College 61-51.

The Eagles has a back and forth first half. The Eagles jumped out to an early 12-10 lead courtesy of an Iverson Smith three-pointer. Smith would hit three free throws to extend the lead to 21-17 which would match the biggest lead of the first half. The Eagles would take the lead into the break 27-25.

Unfortunately the second half did not start out well for the Eagles. The Bulldogs came out firing on all cylinders to start the second half. The Eagles struggled to score and the Bulldogs built a double digit lead midway through the half. The Eagles responded with a late run in the second half. The Eagles were able to cut it to 49-46 with 1:55 left but the Bulldogs were able to get a basket to stretch the lead back to five point. The Eagles would respond with five straight point including a huge three from Smith to tie it at 51-51 with 10 seconds left. Neither team was able to score again in regulation taking the game into overtime.

The Eagles struggled to score in overtime. The Bulldogs raced out to a 61-51 lead. The Eagles continued to struggle and were unable to score in the overtime period.

With the loss the Eagles fall to 7-12 on the season. The Eagles will be back in action Thursday, February 14 against East Central Community College. Tip-off is slated for 7:30 in Graham Gymnasium on the campus of Meridian Community College