Girls Varsity Basketball · Basketball: Westmoreland pulls away in second from Lady Devils

By Kris Freeman, Sports Information Director

WHITE HOUSE – In the first 14 minutes of Tuesday night’s game at White House, the Lady Devils hung tight with district unbeaten Westmoreland.

But a 9-0 run to close the first half helped lead to a 57-32 win for the visiting Lady Eagles as White House struggled to come back in the second.

The Lady Devils fell to 5-10 overall and 1-3 in district play, despite being winners of four of their last six games coming into the contest.

The first half was a game of short runs, as both teams posted scoring streaks of four twice, five twice and six combined, the last of which a 5-0 rally by White House to make it 18-17 Westmoreland in the final few minutes of the first half.

Both teams drove the ball to the basket and guards Avery Morris of Westmoreland Grace Maupin of White House got to the free throw line, but White House shot 4-of-9 at the charity stripe and Westmoreland was 3-of-7. Despite Morris leading the way with 11 points, the game changed for the Lady Eagles when freshman forward Alana Eakle stepped outside and drained three of her four three-point attempts and finished the first half with 11 also.

Eakle scored 15 for the game but Morris bested her with 23. Westmoreland also got seven points from Jordan Bandy, three from Mattie Mae Booker, four from Emma Wright and three from Mallory Case with Paige Akins adding two.

Maupin led White House with 11 points and Allyson Trimmer, a senior, scored nine.

Baylee Miller added four, Emma Wall three, and Danielle Williams and Alexis Bess two. Bailey Newman scored one.

White House travels to Greenbrier Friday night and then Harpeth on Tuesday before coming home to play Cheatham County next Friday.

Photos by Kayla Johnston