AN EAST Jackson team hoping for a late-season resurgence suffered two more losses over the weekend.
The Eagles fell to subregion co-leader Hart County 70-52 Friday and Oconee County 47-44 Saturday.
Casey Reed paced East Jackson with 15 points in the setback to Hart County.
“We started off very poorly on the defensive end and really just did not play with much enthusiasm on defense all night,” coach Brian Turner said.
East Jackson scored just three points in the second quarter and trailed the Bulldogs 39-21 at the half. The Eagles managed to cut Hart County’s lead to 10 early in the fourth quarter, but the Bulldogs went on another run to put the game away.
Tuner was more pleased with his team’s showing in its loss to Oconee County.
The Eagles led early in the fourth quarter but a pair of three-pointers late from one of Oconee County’s reserve players “really hurt us,” said Turner, whose team trailed 24-20 at the half and 30-29 after three quarters.
“I do think we have a better understanding of the defense and the effort we need to bring each night and I still believe this team can make some noise at the end of the season,” Turner said.