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By BRIAN LANGLEY
Morgan County News
OAKDALE - Fred Snow’s Lady Eagles have started off the 2008-09 high school basketball season strong with a perfect 4-0 record heading into this week.
After losing four starters and one of the most successful senior groups in OHS history, Oakdale is reloading for another exciting campaign.
“Half of our ten players are actually freshmen right now, so any playing they did last year was in middle school, which is a totally different situation than playing in high school. We have some talent and we have got some people that work hard. We’re learning, so we’re real optimistic that we’ll get better as the season goes on,” explained Lady Eagle basketball coach Fred Snow.
The Lady Eagles earned their first win in a 56-54 decision at Scott County in a Hall-of-Fame game back on Friday, November 21st.
In the win, Oakdale held a commanding 43-24 edge on the backboards. They won despite a 27-point effort by Scott County’s Kate Lowe.
Korin Pease (12 points, 15 rebounds), Lindsey Kilby (11 points, 9 boards) and Fancy Gibson (9 points, 4 rebounds) led the way for the Lady Eagles.
LADY EAGLES (56): Korin Pease 12, Lindsey Kilby 11, Fancy Gibson 9, Natalie McGill 7, Marissa Redmon 6, Hayley Colston 6 and Amber Snow 5. Three-pointers (4)—Pease 1, Kilby 1, McGill 1 and Gibson 1.
Oakdale came home to tip-off the first regular season game last Monday and came away with a 48-28 win over visiting Washburn.
“We’ve played pretty well up at Scott County. Against Washburn, we didn’t play quite as well, but we were still able to win,” said Snow.
The Lady Eagles overcame frigid shooting (30%), including only 4 of 23 from beyond the three-point line, to capture the win.
Oakdale was led by Korin Pease (14 points, 13 rebounds, 6 steals).
LADY EAGLES (48): Korin Pease 14, Ashley Sanderson 8, Marissa Redmon 6, Fancy Gibson 6, Lindsey Kilby 6, Amber Snow 4, Natalie McGill 3 and Hayley Colston 1. Three-pointers (5)—Sanderson 2, Pease 1, McGill 1 and Gibson 1.
For the second straight night, the Lady Eagles captured a 20-point plus win at home when they handed Mt. Juliet Christian Academy a 46-21 loss last Tuesday.
The Lady Eagles held a 44-27 edge on the boards with Lindsey Kilby (14) and Korin Pease (11) leading the way in rebounds.
Oakdale led 16-6 after one quarter and built a 30-10 advantage by half-time with Pease and Redmon each dropping in six points the first two quarters.
The Lady Eagles used an 11-4 third quarter to push the lead to 41-14 heading into the final frame. During the fourth quarter, Coach Snow emptied his bench and allowed all ten players to see action as they went on to take a 46-21 win.
“Tonight I really thought we played quite a bit better. With a very young team like we have, it is going to take some time to get where we do things the way we want to do them,” commented Snow.
Korin Pease (13 points, 11 rebounds, 4 steals) led the way for Oakdale.
LADY EAGLES (46): Korin Pease 13, Marissa Redmon 8, Ashley Sanderson 6, Lindsey Kilby 6, Natalie McGill 5, Fancy Gibson 3, Amber Snow 3 and Hayley Colston 2. Three-pointers (5)—Sanderson 2, Pease 1, McGill 1 and Gibson 1.
The Lady Eagles then capped their week with a 52-46 win at Midway the day after Thanksgiving last Friday to improve to 4-0.
Oakdale led after every quarter and took home the six-point win. They hit 18 of 30 free throws to win the game at the line as they outscored the Lady Greenwave 18-8 at the charity stripe.
The Lady Eagles were led by Korin Pease (21 points, 12 rebounds).
LADY EAGLES (52): Korin Pease 21, Amber Snow 8, Fancy Gibson 7, Marissa Redmon 6, Natalie McGill 4, Ashley Sanderson 2, Lindsey Kilby 2 and Hayley Colston 2. Three-pointers (2)—Snow 1 and Gibson 1.
The Oakdale Eagles split a pair of exciting home games last week before Thanksgiving.
Last Monday, Oakdale senior Clint Foster drained a three-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Eagles to a dramatic 57-56 win over Washburn.
Trailing 33-21 at the half, the Eagles used a 19-10 advantage in third quarter to pull within 43-40 heading into the final period. Oakdale then used a 17-13 edge in the fourth to pull off the 57-56 buzzer-beating victory.
Oakdale was led by the 1-2 punch of Clint Foster (24 points) and D.J. Currier (18 points).
EAGLES (57): Clint Foster 24, D.J. Currier 18, Josh Kilby 9, Dylan Chapman 5 and Aaron Kilby 1. Three-pointers (7)—Foster 6 and Currier 1.
Mike Barber’s Oakdale team then suffered a 78-73 loss in overtime to Mt. Juliet Christian Academy last Tuesday.
The Eagles bolted to a 27-10 lead early in the second quarter and was up 35-18 at the half behind the scoring of D.J. Currier (12), Dylan Chapman (10) and Clint Foster (7). Currier buried a 55-footer at the end of the first quarter and Chapman tipped in a missed shot at the half-time horn to highlight the first half.
MJCA used a 23-12 edge in the third quarter to slice the lead to 47-41.
Mt. Juliet Christian Academy took a two-point lead late in the game, but Oakdale’s Josh Kilby scored a basket with :04 left to tie the game at 60 and send it into overtime.
Oakdale’s Foster, the last-second hero the night before, and Alex Human both fouled out in regulation leaving OHS two starters short in the extra period.
In overtime, MJCA used an 18-13 advantage to take home the 78-73 win.
The Eagles were led by the outside/inside duo of D.J. Currier (21 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists, 5 steals) and Dylan Chapman (17 points, 17 rebounds). Alex Human (9 points), Wyatt Gibson (8 points, 3 rebounds), Clint Foster (7 points, 5 rebounds) and Josh Kilby (6 points, 19 rebounds, 4 assists) each played well in the loss.
EAGLES (73): D.J. Currier 21, Dylan Chapman 17, Alex Human 9, Wyatt Gibson 8, Clint Foster 7, Josh Kilby 6 and Adam Crabtree 5. Three-pointers (7)—Currier 3, Gibson 2, Foster 1 and Crabtree 1.