Lady Eagles gain momentum on season

The Liberty Lady Eagles Basketball are gaining momentum with several big wins under their belt. Currently the Lady Eagles are sitting on a 12-5 season record.
After winning the Thayer Winter Classic, the Lady Eagles traveled to Gainesville on Monday, January 24 to take on the Lady Bulldogs. The first quarter started off with the Eagles trailing by one as Gainesville scored 11 to Liberty's 10 points. In the second quarter the Eagles had a tremendous comeback scoring 24 to Gainesville's 14 and kept that momentum rolling in the third and fourth quarters scoring 18 to Gainesville's 8 and 19 to Gainesville's 5 points. The Lady Eagles won 71 to 38. For the game, Reagan Wells (So) led with 20 points followed by Lexi Shumpert (Sr) with 18, Abby Woolsey (Sr) with 14 points, Kenna Woolsey (Sr) with 8 points, Lyla Cornman (Jr) with 6, Choe Kelts (Jr) with 3 and Sydnee Lafevers (Jr) with 2 points.
The Lady Eagles wrapped the week with another away game playing the Poplar Bluff Lady Mules on Thursday, January 27. The Eagles won 80-47 over the Mules. For the game, A. Woolsey (Sr) led with 26 points, followed by Chowning (Fr) with 18, Shumpert (Sr) with 11, Wells (So) with 10, Cornman (Jr) and K. Woolsey (Sr) with 6 points each and Kelts (Jr) with 2.
"It has been a really positive week for us," stated Head Coach Eli Ernst. "We have had our share of off the court adversity associated with illness. Our girls have continued to rally together to make the efforts required to secure victory on the road at Gainesville and at Class 6 Poplar Bluff. Our parents and families have done an amazing job of getting our girls rested and healthy for each and every night."
Next up for the Lady Eagles is a home game on Monday, January 31 at 6:00 p.m. against the Salem Lady Tigers followed by an away game at Thayer on Thursday, February 3.

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