Monday's games at Alma
MONDAY, DEC. 29
Eureka girls vs. Farmington
4-28, 16-52, 24-64, 24-70
Coach Aaron Hall's worst fears were realized as the state's top girls team in AAA last year raced away like the game was a track meet.
The Lady Cardinals not only returned most of their team, they added a couple of players from Greenland, kids who transfered after Clay Reeves left for the Greenwood job.
Scoring- ES- Becca Wallis- 11; Jordan Lauer- 7, 3/3 Fts; Mandy Moore- 3; Addie German- 2; Laura McBeth- 1. FN- Williams- 18; Carter- 17.
Eureka boys vs. Farmington
13-17, 37-42, 50-52, 67-70
"We didn't play any defense and didn't deserve to win," Coach Josh Hill said. "Farmington had a couple of 6-4 players, but their best post man didn't play. We don't guard anybody. We gave up 42 points the first half, then held them to 28 the second.
"We made bad choices down the stretch. We were up two with less than a minute to go and were playing man defense, then let one of their guys shoot a three. They're up one, but we score and go up within 30 seconds.
"I told our guys not to foul during a timeout, but we did, and they made both free throws. We didn't deserve to win."
Scoring- ES- Cash Covington- 26; Stephen Pendergraft- 17; Chris Williams- 14; Waylon Wolfinbarger- 6; Victor Smith- 4.
Berryville girls vs. Lakeside
15-9, 32-16, 50-25, 66-31
The Lady Bobcats got their offense rolling in this one, with three players scoring in double figures. Emily Bell led with 16, Hailey Blanchard had 11, and Emma Cantele netted 10.
Chelsea Williams added 8, Danyaile Hagler 6, Leah Stidham 4, and Ashley Tennant and Emily Smith 3 each. The team also played good D.
Berryville boys vs. Lakeside
"They were big ---- two or three 6-5, 6-6 guys, and their bench was just as big," Coach Tracy Jones said. "They played man defense all night, and it was a good defense. We had a few miscues and lost by seven or eight at the end when they hit their free throws.
"They shot free throws real well. It was a good game. Heath Neal played well, and Cory Smith did a good job. We didn't have any foul trouble, and played pretty good offensively."
Heath Neal scored 14, Drew Ray 10, Cory Smith 8, Josh Kriesel 5, and Taylor Deweese 4 points.