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Clarksville, TN – The past two seasons the Northeast High School girls basketball team has struggled to just win a game, much less string a couple of wins together.
But that seems to be a thing of the past, as the Lady Eagles ran their current win-streak to three, January 20th, with a 51-24 District 10-AAA victory over Springfield High School.The three straight wins are the first for Northeast (7-11, 3-5 District 10-AAA) since it put up three wins in a row back on Jan. 7th through 14th, 2011 when they defeated Kenwood High School, Northwest High School and Caldwell County (KY) High School.
In fact, the Lady Eagles have been on a run for the past couple of weeks winning five of their last six contests.
Defense has been a big key for Northeast over its resent run, and the Springfield win was no different, as they held the Lady Jackets (0-14, 0-7 District 10-AAA) to just eight points after halftime – including not giving up a point to Springfield in the third quarter.
Offensively, the Lady Eagles had a balanced attack with eight players breaking into the scoring column – led by Sepe Moore’s 17 points with Ashanti Henry chipping in 13 points.
No Springfield player scored more than eight points in the contest.
In the first half, the two teams traded baskets over the first 4:17 of the contest, with the score being tied 6-6 after a bucket by Springfield’s Kendra Stuard.
But Northeast would take the lead for good on a basket by Erecha Partis, at the 2:22 mark of the first quarter, and close out the period scoring the final six points to take a 12-6 advantage into the second quarter.
The Lady Eagles would continue their scoring run as they stated the second quarter, scoring the first 14 points of the period – including back-to-back 3s by Moore, who finished the first half with 13 points – to go up 26-6.
Springfield would end it scoreless drought with two free throws by Angie Miles, with 4:24 left in the first half to make it 26-8.
Northeast continues play in District 10-AAA on January 21st, as they travel across town to play the Northwest High Lady Vikings, 6:00pm, looking for a fourth straight win for the first time since February 2010.
Northeast 51, Springfield 24
Springfield: Kendra Stuard 7, Sarah Duncan 3, Imani Collier 4, Skyla Daury 2, Angie Miles 8. Team totals 10 2-14 24.
Northeast: Nataszja Freeman 3, Erecha Partis 7, Jazzmyn Simpson 4, Sepe Moore 17, Ashanti Henry 13, Brook Barnett 2, Danayla Odom 2, Makayla Coffey 3. Team totals 17 12-23 51.
3-point field goals: Springfield 2 (Stuard 1, Duncan 1), Northeast 5 (Moore 3, Henry 2).
Chris Austin is a graduate of Clarksville High School and Austin Peay State University.
Chris is a former Head Softball Coach for APSU, and assistant basketball coach for CHS.
Chris has worked at the Leaf-Chronicle, and WJZM News/Talk/Sports radio. Has also worked at the Sports Information Department at APSU, and has covered championship events for the Ohio Valley Conference and NCAA.
Chris is an avid sports fan and can be found at most Austin Peay State University sports events.
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