The Rhea Middle School (RMS) Eagle basketball teams hosted the Englewood Elementary School Rams in Evensville on Monday, and suffered a pair of setbacks, as the Lady Eagles fell 51-21 to the Lady Rams, while the RMS boys’ squad lost 46-39.
Lady Eagles 21, Lady Rams 51
The Englewood girls jumped out to a 20-5 first quarter lead and kept their foot on the proverbial gas pedal, as they won three out of four quarters to win the game.
The RMS girls won the third quarter 9-7, with point contributions from Lainey Fitzgerald (4), Emma Reeves (3) and Isabella Scott (2). Scott sank a 3-pointer in the fourth period, while Fitgerald knocked down one in the opening quarter.
Lady Eagle scorers include: Fitzgerald 7; Scott 5; Reeves 3; Allie Shaver 2; Summer Jenkins 2; Cammie Ruehling 2.
Eagles 39, Rams 46
Briley Mayberry paced the Eagles with four points in the first period to help RMS take a 10-8 lead into the second quarter. Other Rhea contributors in the first were Kaleb Martin (2), Sean Norman (2) and Maurice Shirley (2).
The Eagles led 24-16 at the half. They won the first three quarters and held a 37-27 lead headed to the fourth quarter. The final period wasn’t kind to RMS, as the Eagles’ leading scorer, Martin, fouled out and Englewood outscored the hosts 19-2 to secure the win.
Scorers for the Eagles include: Martin 14; Norman 8; Shirley 8; Mayberry 6; Dakota Kilby 3.
The RMS teams will be in action again on Tuesday, Dec. 3, as they host Ocoee Middle School in conference play. Junior varsity games will start the night off. Game times will be 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.