Calera Lady Eagles lead from wire to wire in win over Chilton County

Published 11:42 am Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Tyesha Haynes and the Calera Lady Eagles beat Chilton County on Jan. 15 by a final of 57-39. (File)

Tyesha Haynes and the Calera Lady Eagles beat Chilton County on Jan. 15 by a final of 57-39. (File)

By AUSTIN FRANKLIN / Special to the Reporter

CALERA – The Chilton County Lady Tigers were outmatched Friday night by an experienced Calera Lady Eagles team by a final score of 57-39.

The Lady Tigers consistently had trouble moving the ball throughout the game and found themselves down early as a result. Calera planned around adding pressure to Chilton County, which resulted in five separate five-second violations on the Lady Tigers in the first quarter. Unable to create passing lanes against Calera’s press, the Lady Tigers were down 19-7 at the end of one quarter of play.

The second quarter played out much like the first as Calera’s Tyesha Haynes managed to weave through the Lady Tigers zone and extend the Lady Eagles lead. Haynes led all scoring with a final tally of 14 points. Chilton County’s Lexis Blackmon did what she could to mitigate the damage by scoring 8 points, all of which came in the paint.

While the Lady Tigers scored on a more regular basis in the second quarter, their defense was unable to generate the stops necessary to climb back into the game as they trailed 32-16 entering the half.

With turnovers plaguing the Lady Tigers throughout the game, their offensive efforts were in vain as the Lady Eagles maintaining their double digit lead over the course of the second half.

The frustration mounted for Chilton County throughout the second half and by the end of the third the deficit was static, with the Lady Tigers down 51-25.

Sarah Goodwin for the Lady Eagles added 9 points and contributed great defensive pressure throughout the game as Calera grabbed the 57-39 win.