Knights Down Eagles

Eagles drop to the Knights

    The Ermineskin Eagles Girls’ Basketball team dropped their game on Thursday, January 16th to the Central Alberta Christian High School (CACHS) Knights. The CACHS Knights are a 2A school that plays in a league with Pigeon Lake, Rimbey, David Thompson, and Rocky Mt. House.

    The Eagles are a young team featuring five Grade Ten Players. Like all young teams they are going through 


growing pains where their performances are unpredictable 
from game to game and sometimes, like Thursday evening, from one period to the next.
    At the end of the first period the Eagles had matched the Knights point for point and the quarter ended in an 8 to 8 tie. For the first four minutes of the second period the game seesawed back and forth with Cornerstone taking a slim 12 to 10 lead. Unfortunately the Eagles defense gave up two quick layups and was not able to match the Knights offensive swing and trailed at halftime 20 to 12.
    In the third quarter the Knights took advantage of the Eagles failure to help teammates that had lost their checks, and scored a number of uncontested layups to increase their lead to 32 to 18 by the end of the third quarter. 
    However, in the fourth quarter the Eagle girls showed they can learn to adapt and began to help one another and blocked a number of shots by the Knights. The improved defense also caused a number of Knight turnovers. Unfortunately the Eagles could not convert the turnovers into baskets. They held Cornerstone to six points in the quarter but could only match them as they fell to the Knights 38 to 24.
    The Ermineskin Eagles boys and girls teams compete in the 1A Central League composed of teams from Hay Lakes, New Norway, Forestburg, Ryley, Daysland, Bashaw, Bawlf, Viking, and Cornerstone Christian from Kingman.  The teams will break for the next few weeks while Alberta Diploma Exams are being written but will travel to Daysland on Thursday, February 6th to resume league play. Their next league home game will be on Tuesday, February 11th when Viking comes calling

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