Lady Eagles down Lady Rebels
Fort Dale Academy senior Anne Matthews scored 15 points and pulled down seven rebounds to help power the Lady Eagles to a 48-39 win over Lowndes Academy Monday night in Lowndesboro.
“Anne has a lot of game experience and does a good job of getting us into our offense,” FDA head coach Reggie Mantooth said. “She is very important to our team both scoring (the basketball) and with her ability to handle the ball and direct the offense.”
The win is the first of the season for the Lady Eagles, who had seven different players score in the contest.
Fort Dale (1-1) jumped out to a 19-12 lead, and by halftime had extended its lead to 10 points. The Lady Eagles outpaced the Lady Rebels 12-10 in the third period to push their lead to 42-30 heading into the final period of play.
Lowndes outscored Fort Dale 9-6 in the fourth period. The Lady Eagles held the Lady Rebels to just 25 percent shooting from the field, while forcing 18 turnovers. Fort Dale connected on 37.2 percent of its attempts from the field in the win.
The Lady Eagles converted just 1-of-7 attempts from beyond the 3-point arc. Mary Sanford Perdue, who finished with eight points and four steals, hit the lone FDA 3-pointer.
Nedra Toulmin Crosby scored nine points on 3-of-4 shooting from the field and also pulled down four rebounds blocked a shot and recorded a steal for the Lady Eagles.
Caroline Snellgrove and Theresa Scott each scored six points in the win. Scott also yanked down seven rebounds, blocked a shot and tallied two steals.
Fort Dale’s Steve Marie Castleberry and Hannah Johnson scored three points and one point, respectively.
“It was a good win and we were able to control the game throughout,” Mantooth said.
The Lady Eagles traveled to Troy on Tuesday to take on Pike Liberal Arts School. Results were not available at press time. They will host Macon-East Academy on Monday. Junior varsity action will begin at 4 p.m. with varsity play set to follow.
Eagles improve to 2-0
Fort Dale had three different players reach double figures in the scoring column in a 64-39 thrashing of Lowndes Academy Monday night in Lowndesboro.
Taylor Windham led the Eagles’ charge with 14 points, while Chip Taylor scored 13 and Jack Bates added 12.
Bates also pulled down 11 rebounds to notch is second double-double of the season.
In all, nine different Eagles scored in the win.
“The guys were very balanced with contributions from throughout the team,” Mantooth said. “For early in the season I thought we did some things well and executed some things we were trying to do.”
After building a 33-20 lead heading into the intermission, the Eagles blew the game open in the third period by outpacing the Rebels 21-7.
“We cut down on our turnovers from the first game and really extended the lead in the third period,” Mantooth said. “It was a good early season win and a chance to play everyone.”
Dylan Jones scored eight points, Wesley Scott added six points and Hudson Branum chipped in four points in the win.