Lady Highlanders fall in 1-2A with lopsided loss at Magazine

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Abbey Moore scored seven points to lead Eureka in scoring against Magazine. (File photo)

MAGAZINE -- Eureka Springs dropped to 9-15 overall and 2-6 in 1-2A Conference with a 67-18 loss at Magazine Friday night.

Abbey Moore led the Lady Highlanders with seven points, Taylor Osterhout followed with five and Jazmin Urioste added four.

"We got behind early and were down 14 or 15 before we scored," Rambo said. "We just didn't play well early and didn't handle the ball well. And they shot it well."

The Lady Highlanders fell behind 19-4 at the end of the first period and trailed 45-10 at the half.

"I keep telling them that we have to be able to withstand the first few minutes of a game," Rambo said. "We can't get down and then get our heads down. There are going to be games like that where we face a lot of early pressure. We have to find a way to be able to handle it."

Despite the loss, Eureka Springs has already surpassed last year's win total and is one win shy of reaching double digits.

"We are right where we wanted to be," Rambo said. "But we want to be able to win some of those types of games too. We are trying to get to that point."

The Lady Highlanders host Hackett tonight at Eureka Springs' new gymnasium. Rambo said he is looking forward to having home-court advantage after falling to the Lady Hornets on the road.

"We played them earlier and were down by 10 or 12 at the half," he said. "We got to within three in the third period but couldn't keep up. I think we will play with more confidence at home. We get to play in our gym with our fans. They are the ones that have to ride two and a half hours. That's hard on anyone."

The Lady Highlanders continue league play at Mountainburg on Friday beofre returning home for a conference showdown against Union Christian Academy next Tuesday.

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