HANOVERTON OH- United came into Monday night’s game with Lisbon looking to maintain their undefeated record in the EOAC through the halfway point of conference play. The Golden Eagles responded after a sluggish start to top the Blue Devils 43-23 and solidified their spot atop the perch in the EOAC.
Lisbon came to Hanoverton ready to play as the Devils brought the intensity on the court matching whatever United threw at them as the teams were tied 7-7 after one quarter. United would begin to separate themselves in the second quarter scoring 8 unanswered behind Samantha Lippiatt and Grace Knight 3 point shots building the Eagles lead to 15-7. Lisbon would simply refuse to lie down as a Lylah Brown layup would complete a 6-0 run bringing the Devils within 15-13. The momentum would be short lived as the Eagles would finish the half in a flurry as a Knight runner in the lane would make it 23-15 at the break.
Grace Knight would go on to finish the evening recording a double double recording 15 points and 14 rebounds. The second half would prove to be the Blue Devils demise as the Eagles behind Madison Kibler’s 7 third quarter points separated themselves from their opponents building the lead to 37-20. The United defense would limit Lisbon to just 3 points in the 4th quarter sealing the victory.
Madison Kibler contributed 9 points in victory for United, teammate Addyson Blazer added 8 points and 5 steals for the victors. Lylah Brown led the way for Lisbon with 8 points, Morgan Lively added 7 points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Devils. Lisbon (3-8, 2-4) will look ahead to a home contest Thursday as they take on East Palestine. United (7-4, 6-0) will make the trip north to take on Valley Christian as well on Thursday.
*Contributed By YSN’s Chris Sigler