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Lady Eagles earn first win

Fort Dale Academy's Caroline Snellgrove scored 15 points in the Lady Eagles' 41-26 win against Morgan Academy Tuesday night in Selma. (Advocate Staff/Andy Brown)

A 17-point second period proved to be just the spark Fort Dale Academy needed to earn its first win of the season.

The Lady Eagles (1-2) outpaced Morgan Academy 17-9 in the second period of Tuesday night’s contest in Selma to score a 41-26 win over the Lady Senators.

Fort Dale led 8-2 at the end of the first period before its offensive burst helped build a 14-point halftime lead.

Despite a sluggish third period, which saw Morgan outpace Fort Dale 7-5, the Lady Eagles were able to hang on for the win.

Fort Dale was led by Caroline Snellgrove’s 15 points. Snellgrove connected on 5-of-10 shots from the field and drained 5-of-6 attempts from the free-throw line. She also recorded a steal, a block and four rebounds.

Colby Benson and Mary Sanford Perdue each scored six points and grabbed four rebounds in the win.

The Lady Eagles will be back in action Friday when they travel to Evergreen to take on Sparta Academy. The game is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.