On Tuesday Feb. 4, the Joseph Eagles girls flew away with a 53-33 victory over the Cove Leopards.
The Eagles sprang to an early lead in the first quarter with hoops by Molly Curry and Madelyn Nelson, and flawless foul shooting by Brianna Micka, but the Leopards kept the score close at the close of the quarter 12-6 on buckets by Kierra Moore and Breanna Harvey.
The gap widened in the second quarter as the Eagles put up 18 more points, including four three-pointers, to the Leopards’ 11 points. Halftime score: Eagles 30-Leopards 17. The Eagle defense kicked in during the second half, allowing the Leopards only 16 points, while the Eagle offense poured in 23.
In Joseph's 53-33 victory, Madelyn Nelson led Eagle girls in scoring with 20 points, followed by Brianna Micka with 11 and Sabrina Albee with 9. High scorers for Cove were Austin Kendall with 11 and Taylor Fett with 10.