In a hard fought contest that had 48 fouls called. The North High Vikings edged the upstart Eagles 57-49.
The Eagles jumped out in the first quarter to an 18-13 lead. However, the early margin gradually faded as North slowed the tempo of the game and made it into more of a half court contest.
The young Eagles were relentless with their pressure defense, applying full court pressure for the entire game. The pressure yielded 18 North turnovers on 14 steals. However, down the stretch North committed a few less turnovers than the Eagles and made a couple more free throws.
Aaniya Webb led all scorers with 15 points. She also contributed 8 rebounds, 1 blocked shot and 1 steal. Impressively, 11 Eagles were involved in the scoring: Claire Williams (9 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 steal); Jerrica Coleman (5 points, 5 rebounds, 1 block, 2 steals); Alahna Davis ( 4 points, 2 rebounds, 3 steals); Jada Johnson (5 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal); ShyAnne Mayhue (2 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal); Aaniya Wayne (1 point, 5 rebounds, 2 steals); Sophia Gillespie (2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 block); Nyanuar Pal (2 points, 12 rebounds, 2 steals, 5 blocks).