After coming out with a difficult loss on Monday against Clarksville Academy, the Northeast Lady Eagles channeled the strong play that kept things close for one half against the Lady Cougars and put it into a full 32 minutes.

On Tuesday, the Lady Eagles defeated the West Creek Lady Coyotes 54-15 to gain their sixth district win of the season.

“I think (we) did a much better job,” said Northeast coach Tracie Mason-Blair. “They were talking to each other, and that’s what we talked about after the game yesterday. And we talked about before the game, if we’re going to do it, we’re going to do it the right way. Communicating, taking the right shots, and I thought we did a much better job tonight than we did last night.”

The foundation for the win was established early. Northeast came out strong, taking a 23-6 lead after the first quarter and 36-11 advantage into halftime. A running clock was used for the entirety of the fourth.

For the second straight night, the Lady Eagles were led by guard Cierra Bowser, who scored 18 points in three quarters.

As for the Lady Coyotes, they remain winless – but they strive to reach attainable goals that they hope will result in wins down the road.

“We go into each game with two numbers,” said West Creek coach Asia Hindman. “Two magic numbers, if you will. One is our goal of how many points we want to score because that’s been a struggle. We give ourselves something tangible to look for on the scoreboard. And then our other magic number is what we want our turnover number to be less than.”

They did not reach their goals on Tuesday, which is frustrating after they competed well during their holiday games.

“When you come into the district, and we have really great teams in the district, meeting those goals becomes tougher,” Hindman said. “But the magic number stays the same until we beat it, then it becomes lower as we meet it or increase it if it’s the scoring number.”

Both teams return to action on Friday. The Lady Eagles will visit the Clarksville Lady Wildcats, while West Creek hosts Kenwood. 

BOX SCORE

Northeast (54): Cierra Bowser 18, Kahlia Flowers 12, Dajahna Prince 9, Adryanna Smith 8, Krysonia Mitchell 4, Amaya Moore 2, Jade Lewis 1.

West Creek (14): Alexis Parkes 8, Zaydree Coy 2, Amarachi Chukwuemeka 2, Autumn Woodman 2, Ariana Johnson 1.

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