VINCENT, Ohio — Luckily, the Lady Eagles have 21 more chances to get it right.
The Eastern girls basketball team fell victim to non-conference host Warren by a 61-42 final, in the Lady Eagles’ season opener on Thursday evening in Washington County.
The Lady Warriors (3-0) charged out to a 21-8 lead through eight minutes of play, and increased their lead to 40-18 by halftime.
Eastern (0-1) outscored the hosts by an 11-8 clip in the third quarter, but both teams scored 13 points over the final eight minutes, securing Warren’s 61-42 victory.
For the game, WHS outrebounded the Green, White and Gold by a 30-to-26 count, while winning the turnover battle by a 24-to-12 margin.
The Lady Eagles were 4-of-7 (57.1 percent) from the charity stripe and 18-of-46 (39.1 percent) from the field, while WHS went 6-of-7 (85.7 percent) from the line and 26-of-64 (40.6 percent) from the field.
EHS senior Madison Williams led the guests with 12 points, followed by Jess Parker with 11. Kaitlyn Hawk contributed eight points to the Lady Eagle cause, Elizabeth Collins chipped in with seven, while Kelsey Casto and Whitney Durst both scored two points.
Parker led the Lady Eagles on the boards with seven rebounds, followed by Collins with six.
Kate Liston led the victors with game-highs of 17 points and eight boards. Peyton Bowe poured in 10 points in the win, while Emily Jackson and Olivia Alloway both marked nine. Caspen Ford had seven points for WHS, Molly Grayson added five, while Brianna Carpenter rounded out the team total with two markers.
This is the lone scheduled meeting between these teams this winter.
Eastern will host South Gallia for its Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division opener on Monday.