Lady Eagles stretching wings

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Pierce City finding way on court with pace

A 44-36 win for Pierce City over Cassville was just the type of game that Lady Eagles Coach Chris Randolph wanted to see.

The Lady Eagles (6-6) were methodical in their approach and worked the ball inside to take high-percentage shots.

“We returned four starters from last year and have some decent size,” Randolph said. “Our whole game is to slow the pace down, keep it low-scoring and let our size work for us.”

A brutal start to the season featured traditional state powers in Strafford, Stockton and Marshfield.

But since the 0-3 start, the Lady Eagles have won six of their last nine, including their last four games.

“I think we are trending upward at the moment,” Randolph said. “Our girls understand what we are trying to do, and the execution is getting better. As we move forward in the season, we just want to improve on the current skill set.”

Pierce City opens play on Thursday in the Sparta Tournament. They return home on Jan. 16 to face Purdy.

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