Eagles fall in two close games

ROCKY POINT — After a disastrous third quarter, the Eagles used a big fourth quarter to knot Saturday’s game with Heidi Trask at the end of regulation, but fell to the Titans in overtime, 64-61.

The loss drops East Bladen to 2-18 overall and 1-9 in the Four County Conference.

The two teams traded points through the first quarter and Heidi Trask took a 16015 edge going into the second stanza.

East Bladen answered with a 15-13 advantage in the period and carried a 30-29 edge into the intermission.

But the Titans came out for the second half and stymied the Eagles through the third quarter, outscoring the visitors by a 12-5 margin and taking a 41-35 lead going into the fourth frame.

East Bladen got its offense rolling again and managed to tie the game with a 20-14 run through the quarter. But in overtime, Heidi Trask outscored East Bladen 9-6 to seal the win.

Eian Hines led the Eagles with 19 points, while Adonis Avery scored 11 points behind three three-pointers and Xavier Wooten added 10 points.

— Despite seven three-pointers from Adonis Avery, the Eagles couldn’t hold off Pender County at the defensive end and fell on Friday, 65-60, in the Four County Conference matchup in Elizabethtown.

East Bladen opened the game with a 17-15 advantage through the first quarter, fueled by a trio of three-pointers from Avery.

But the Patriots responded in the second quarter, outscoring the Eagles by a 19-13 margin and taking a 36-32 lead into halftime.

That momentum continued for Pender County, as the Patriots used a 12-9 third quarter run to extend the lead to 48-41 going into the fourth frame.

East Bladen’s rally down the stretch, sparked by a pair of three-pointers from Avery, fell short as the Patriots sealed the win.

Avery led the Eagles with 23 points, while Eian Hines contributed 19.