Eagles see mixed results before holiday tourney

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By Mike Farner

SHEPHERDSVILLE-- In the final tune-up for both teams before each entered holiday tournament play, North Bullitt traveled to Dixie Highway for a doubleheader with Sixth Region rival Holy Cross and the green and gold came home with a split of the two games.
The North Bullitt Lady Eagles remained undefeated on the Friday before Christmas with a 70-59 decision over the Lady Cougars.
The game was close for the first three quarters as coach Amber CourtneyÕs team only had a 48-45 lead heading into the final frame. At that point, the Lady Eagles outscored the home team 22-14 to secure the win.
Senior Savannah Morrison paced North Bullitt with 19 points and then the Lady Eagles also got 13 points from senior maria George and 12 from junior Rachel Badgett.
Holy Cross had four players score nine or more points, but they only had the four players score as they fell to 3-2 for the season. 

At Holy Cross
NORTH BULLITT 70 (18-16-14-22) Savannah Morrison 19, Maria George 13, Katie Downing 9, Erin Dolan 8, Rachel Badgett 12, Megan Goeing 4, Hailey Free 5.
HOLY CROSS 59 (16-13-16-14) Hockman 13, Miller 23, Morabito 9, Blackwell 14.

Eagles Stumble
It was another game of mixed results for the Eagles in the second game that night as they once again played well enough to stay close but not well enogh to win.
North Bullitt trailed at every stop, but were only down 37-34 at halftime. The green and gold were still within 58-52 entering the fourth quarter, but could not get much closer.
Sophomore Ryan Henson had his best scoring game as an Eagle as he collected 23 points. North Bullitt also got 13 points from senior Jarred George as well as ten points each from Ricky Dunnavon and Dominique Ellis.

At Holy Cross
NORTH BULLITT 68 (13-21-18-16) Chase McKenzie 1, Jared Free 4, Jarred George 13, Ricky Dunnavon 10, Zack Geralds 7, Ryan Henson 23, Dominique Ellis 10.
HOLY CROSS 79 (19-18-21-21) Basham 2, Mack 29, Schmitt 12, Perry 3, Ellis 11, Williams 1, Nalley 6, Stahl 4, Ray 7, Lehmann 2, Hailey 2.