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Eagles' rally falls short against Woodward Academy Tuesday night

COVINGTON, Ga. - After trailing by 17 points at halftime in their last regular season game of the year, the Eastside Eagles rallied late before eventually falling to the Woodward Academy War Hawks, 68-61, at home Tuesday.

Utilizing a tenacious defense and clutch shooting, the Eagles cut Woodward Academy's lead to 4 with just over 37 ticks left on the clock. The War Hawks hit clutch free throws down the stretch to seal the win.

Myles Rice led all scorers with 24 points, while Walker Kessler paced the visitors with 20. 

Woodward Academy is now 21-2 overall and 12-1 in the region. With the loss, Eastside falls to 17-8 overall and 8-6 in the region. The Region 4-AAAA tournament is scheduled to start next week.