Eagles salvage win

Published 11:05 am Monday, November 26, 2018

LASKER – Northeast Academy avoided a sweep at the hands of Cornerstone Christian School here Tuesday night as the Eagle boy’s varsity crushed CCS 71-36.

Ryan Rowe with 20 points and Noah Lassiter with 14 were leading scorers for NEA, playing their first game since finishing runner-up in the recently-concluded Eric Baggett Memorial Tournament in Askewville.

Kendall Timberlake, Dylan Edwards, Justin Jones, and Brandyn Polson all scored eight points each, while Michael Smith had four. Alex White and Jon Stephenson had two points apiece.

The Eagles roared out of the gate to a 20-6 lead after the first quarter. The Patriots re-grouped in the next eight minutes and were only outscored 13-10 to trail 33-16 at halftime.

Determination shows on the face of Northeast Academy’s Kendall Timberlake (in white) scrambling for a loose ball in Tuesday’s home game with Cornerstone Christian. The Eagles won 71-36 to up their record on the young season to 2-1. | A.A. Imaging / Andre Alfred

Another good outing to open the second half allowed NEA to move farther out front, 47-25, after the third quarter. The comfortable lead allowed head coach Joe Warmack to clear his bench and every Eagle that dressed out for the game got into the scorebook.

Meanwhile, a 14 point effort from Allie Liverman wasn’t enough for the Northeast varsity girls, as they fell to Cornerstone 54-46. Carly Stephenson added 10 points while Jessie Martin scored five and four points came from Olivia Wheeler. Haven Jilcott added three, with two from Kierstyn Polson. Ella Francis of Cornerstone had 27 points to lead all scorers.

The Lady Eagles (0-3) are still seeking their first win of the season.

Cornerstone also captured the junior varsity boy’s contest 34-13. Dalton Vann scored 10 points, with the other three from Trent Wheeler. Tyler Cotton poured in 15 for CCS.

The same two teams will meet again in Weldon on Nov. 27.