The South Doyle Lady Cherokees dropped a District 2-AAA contest to local rival Seymour Lady Eagles by a score of 57-41 at Seymour.
It was a quality win for the Lady Eagles. Not only was it a local rivalry win but a district win for Seymour. Both teams struggled offensively due to the tough defense on both sides of the ball.
The score was 6-5 at the end of the first quarter with the lady Eagles holding the slim lead.
Maci Pitner and Aebri Graham led Seymour in scoring with a combined 32 points but their teammates got in on the scoring in the second quarter and the Lady Eagles led at halftime 20-16 in the low scoring contest.
In the second half the Lady eagles continued to dominate and took a 40-29 lead into the fourth and final quarter of the game.
Pitner and Graham continued their dominance in the third quarter by scoring five points each combined with four points apiece from Kaylee Haynes and Lexi Hughett.
The pair finished the game with six points apiece while Katelyn Waggoner added five.
“After a very slow start in the first half, we regrouped and came out in the second half much more aggressive and making some shots,” Lady Eagle coach Amy James said. “We pulled away from them mid third quarter and ended up playing a lot of players that contributed to the win.”
The Lady Eagles are (9-16 overall) and (3-9) in district play.
Both the Seymour Eagles and Lady Eagles are nearing the end of the 2018 regular season, with only one more game to play on Friday, Feb. 9.
The Feb. 9 game will be against Pigeon Forge High School and will take place at the home court of the Eagles at 6 and 7:30 p.m.

Photo by: Lee Ramsey

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