Lady Eagles basketball fall to Mount Vernon

Senior guard Jessica Welk, No. 20, drives around a Mt. Vernon defender Saturday, Dec. 9 at MVHS. Welk led the visiting Lady Eagles with 20 points. -
Senior guard Jessica Welk, No. 20, drives around a Mt. Vernon defender Saturday, Dec. 9 at MVHS. Welk led the visiting Lady Eagles with 20 points.
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The Lady Eagles basketball team fell to 1-2 overall after going 1-1 in non-league action Dec. 6-9.
Arlington let an early lead slip away against the Lady Bulldogs Saturday, Dec. 9 en route to a 61-52 loss on the road 72 hours after defeating the Shorecrest Lady Scots 49-45 at home.
Dressed in navy blue and Vegas white, AHS jumped out to an early 11-9 lead after one quarter of play behind the five points of senior guard Jessica Welk.
Mount Vernon began the second quarter on a 6-0 run and outscored their guests 12-6 before Arlington called a timeout.
Junior post player Kjirsten Jensen scored a basket and converted 3-of-4 free throws to close to gap to a 27-22 halftime deficit.
First-year coach Nathan Davis said his squad didnt shoot very well on the night and missed some opportunities.
MacKenzie did a nice job off the bench for us, Davis said of the 5-foot-9 inch senior post player.
After two quick hoops by the Lady Bulldogs that got their crowd fired up, Welk and sophomore Kyra Prause and her senior sister Shayna rallied Arlington to 34-28.
Senior guard Erika Davis contributed four points and after baskets by the younger Prause and Welk AHS was within two at 41-39.
Unfortunately, MV added a NBA length 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter to close out the second to last period with a 44-39 advantage.
Arlington got within three at 44-41 after two Welk free throws, but MV pulled away for a final margin of 61-52 in the end.
For the Lady Eagles it was the first defeat to Mt. Vernon in two years and dropped their record to 1-2 overall.
Despite falling short coach Davis said his team is getting better and he is pleased with their effort.
We are getting better about recognizing the defense, he said. He added that Mt. Vernon is vastly improved and pointed to the defensive effort of Shayna Prause who had six assists and three steals.
Wednesday, Dec. 6 the Lady Eagles traveled to Shorecrest High School and defeated the Lady Scots 49-45.
Welk led Arlington with 13 points and Kyra Prause contributed a dozen in the non-conference victory.

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