It was a defensive ball game for the Elyria Christian School girls’ basketball team as they shut down Peabody-Burns High School 34-12. This is ECS’ third time this season to take down Peabody-Burns.

It was an ugly start for both teams as they were scoreless in the first six minutes of the game. Things got worse for the Lady Warriors as they only scored one point the entire first half, while the Lady Eagles were already at 19 points.

“I expected them to score more shots,” Elyria head coach Greg Fields said. “Our press gave them problems. They’re not the best team in the world, so we expected to win these type of games, and the girls did.”

Elyria may have earned a huge lead on the Lady Warriors, but the Lady Eagles also left a lot of points on the court as well, only shooting 26.7 percent of their shots.

“We need to score more,” Fields said. “We would’ve liked to score 50. I think we have the potential if we’re healthy. I think we are a lot better than 34 points.”

Elyria was missing two of their starters due to separate injuries. Melea Redenbaugh has been dealing with sickness and Makenzie Archer is still recovering from a concussion. With two teammates missing, Bailey Unruh was the lone player who scored in double figures with 13 points for the Lady Eagles.

With the win, the Lady Eagles improve their record of 10-7 of the year with three more games left. They remain at home for Friday’s game as they will face Marion High School at 6 p.m. 

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