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PREP BASKETBALL: Slow start snaps Eastside Lady Eagles four-game winning streak
Lizzie Teasley
Eastside Lady Eagles Lizzie Teasley led the way for her team with 10 points, but it was not enough to help her team overcome their struggles from the field. Photo by Charles Moon.

COVINGTON, Ga. - With the No.5 Luella Lady Lions (13-4, 6-1) in town, the Eastside Lady Eagles (10-4, 4-3) struggled to get their big three going and fell by a score of 52-43. 

The Lady Eagles have relied heavily on scoring and leadership from the senior group of Alysee Dobbs, Dasia Burgess and T'Niah Douglas of late, but all three were unable to break into double-digits against the Lady Lions. 

Dobbs was the second-leading scorer for the Lady Eagles as she finished with nine points. Douglas, who finished with seven points, and Burgess, who finished with five points, struggled to get their offensive game going. 

If there were a bright spot for the Lady Eagles, it would have to be sophomore Lizzie Teasley, who was the only Lady Eagle to crack double digits and led her team with 10 points. 

Teasley continues to build on what has been a promising start to her young career and should grow as even more of a pivotal player in the near future. 

As for the Lady Eagles as a whole, it indeed was just a dismal night from the field as the Lady Eagles went 16-62 from the field, which is a shade under 26%. 

The Lady Eagles should simply view this game as a bump in the road and should look to right their mistakes over the next few days as they prepare to jump back into region play.

The Lady Eagles will take on the Lady Red Devil of Druid Hills (10-8, 2-5), a team they defeated 52-38 earlier this season, on the road on Friday, Jan. 10, and look to get back to their winning ways.