The last time Eastside and Walnut Grove high schools basketball teams met up, the Eagles floundered a 16-point second half lead and lost by four. This time wasn't much different as the Warriors turned the Eagles' 39-30 lead to dust in a 51-47 Walnut Grove win.
It's been an eventful week for Eastside boys basketball. Isaiah Miller scored his 1000th career point in the first quarter against Locust Grove on Thursday and on Friday the Eagles get a well-deserved win over rival Newton, 71-64.
Two starters, leading scorer Isaiah Miller and point guard Ronney McKee fouled out in the third quarter, in a back-and-forth contest with Henry County, but the Eagles prevailed despite the odds, winning their final region game 80-76.
The same team that beat the brakes off Eastside (76-49) almost three weeks ago felt the pressure in Tuesday night's contest with the Eagles pushing Eagle's Landing to the brink b before the Golden Eagles would overcome a halftime to deficit to beat Eastside 85-77.
The Eastside boys basketball team lost a tough game to Jonesboro on Tuesday, 71-56. The Eagles sit at 14-5 on the season including an impressive 8-3 mark in Region 4-AAAA. Despite having the third-best record in the region, the Eagles have lost three of their last four games and are in danger of getting pushed further down the region tournament seeding ladder if they don't win some key rematches against Eagle's Landing and most importantly Walnut Grove. The Eagles trailed by nine at halftime against Jonesboro, but were outscored 18-2 in the third quarter. Head coach Brent Wren ...
Isaiah Miller has been about as good as you can be in high school basketball this season. He's the best player on a talented Eastside team, arguably the best guard in the county and he's a huge problem for opposing defenses.
Eastside Swimming Eagles Team Captain Trey Hanson had a perfect night last Friday with four first place events but it wasn't enough as the Eastside swim team placed fourth overall at the Eastside Eagles Invite held at Johnson Park.
Isaiah Miller has been a revelation for the Eagles this season. He's a leader, the team's top scorer and its best player, but even Miller couldn't defeat Walnut Grove by himself. The junior guard scored 34 points, but Eastside lost its second-straight region game 63-55 to the Warriors.