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Martin leads FDA to tourney title

Abbey Martin had 24 points, Murphy Middleton scored 16 and the Lady Eagles avenged an earlier season loss to the Sparta Lady Warriors, winning 60-39 in the championship game of the FDA Invitational on Saturday.

Martin was one steal shy of a triple-double, grabbing 10 rebounds and nine steals for the game.

The Lady Eagles led 37-26 at halftime and never allowed Sparta to get back in the game.

“We played hard,” said Johnson. “That’s as hard as we’ve played all year and I really challenged the girls to come out and run with them. I thought we were a deeper team. Sparta’s our only loss of the year and we wanted to come out and show them we have gotten better and I think we did.”

Martin scored 16 points in the Eagles’ 43-27 win over Morgan on Friday.

Martin, Middleton and Jessica Langford were all named to the all-tournament team.

The Eagles and Lady Eagles are next in action at the Huntingdon Invitational on Dec. 26-30.