Eastern vs. Sacred Heart Academy (Girls)
Sacred Heart Academy
December 13, 2018
Eastern coach Josh Leslie started the following lineup: 5-10 So. Marissa Gasaway. 5-0 Sr. Jaidyn Townsend, 6-0 Sr. Mikayla Kinnard, 5-8 Sr. Kiara Pearl, and 5-8 Sr. Tedi Nunn. Sacred Heart Academy coach Donna Moir countered with 5-11 Fr. Alex Wolff, 5-10 Fr. Josie Gilvin, 6-0 Jr. Kristen Clemons, 5-5Jr. Destinee Marshall, and 5-6 Sr. Ashlee Harris.
Sacred Heart Academy held a 53-35 early in the third quarter and withstood several rallies by Eastern to earn a 77-71 victory. The score was tied twice and there were three lead changes in the game. Sacred Heart Academy shot 51.9% from the field including six of 15 from the three point line. The Valkyries connected on 15 of 20 free throws, pulled down 35 rebounds, and scored 15 points off 18 Eastern turnovers. Eastern shot 40.6% from the field including eight of 19 from beyond the arc. The Lady Eagles connected on seven of 10 free throws, pulled down 39 rebounds, and scored 21 points off 19 Sacred Heart turnovers.
Kristen Clemons led Sacred Heart Academy with 25 points, 13 rebounds, four assists, three blocked shots, and four steals. Clemons was eight of 10 from the field and nine of 10 from the free throw line. Destinee Marshall added 24 points including four three point baskets and three assists. Ashlee Harris recorded 16 points, six rebounds, three assists, and four steals.
Kiara Pearl led Eastern with 27 points including two three point baskets and five rebounds. Mikayla Kinnard added 13 points and eight rebounds. Jaidyn Townsend recorded nine points including two three point baskets and four rebounds. Tedi Nunn chipped in with eight points including two three point baskets and four steals. Marissa Gasaway added five points and nine rebounds.
Sacred Heart Academy,29,22,15,11,77
Eastern (71) – Gasaway 5, Townsend 9, Kinnard 13, Pearl 27, Nunn 8, Thompson 3, Beach 6.
Sacred Heart Academy (77) – Wolff 1, Gilvin 4, Clemons 25, Marshall 24, Harris 16, Birk 5, Littlejohn 2.
A special thanks to Bob Tonini of Sacred Heart Academy for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.