Highlanders overcome slow start to win by 34
By Scott Loftis
The Eureka Springs Highlanders recorded their third consecutive victory on Tuesday night, defeating visiting St. Paul 60-26, but coach Brian Rambo wasn’t completely satisfied with his team’s performance.
“It was kind of ugly in the beginning,” Rambo said. “We really struggled for the first couple of minutes. It really was an ugly win.”
Senior forward Slade Clark scored 24 points to lead Eureka Springs (8-2), making six three-pointers in seven attempts. Senior guard Garrett Cross added 18 points.
Eureka Springs shot 55 percent from the field in the first half but committed 10 turnovers on the way to a 28-13 lead. The Highlanders extended their lead to 51-18 by the end of the third quarter, however, shooting 83 percent from the floor in the quarter while committing just one turnover.
“We just kind of got back to being who we are,” Rambo said.
The Highlanders hosted Pea Ridge on Thursday night before visiting Berryville on Friday night.
Eureka Springs 57, St. Paul 21
Megan Holloway scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Shelby Little added 11 points, seven rebounds and five assists as Eureka Springs (6-6) routed St. Paul. Eureka Springs led 31-12 at halftime.