The Lady Eagles suffered difficult losses to Morgan County and Banks County last week.
Morgan County’s late man-to-man press created several Eagle turnovers, allowing the Bulldogs to pull away in the closing minutes, sealing a hard-fought 60-55 victory against East Jackson on Friday.
“Morgan was a battle,” said Eagle head coach Matt Gibbs. “We had a comfortable lead with under three minutes to go when (Kelsey) Palette fouled out. We also were limited in ball handling as our starting guard Madison Wuertley was out with the flu.”
The Eagles defeated Commerce 47-28 on Tuesday.
Kayla Thomas led the Eagles offensive effort, racking up 24 points.
The Eagles traveled to Banks County on Saturday, where the Leopards thwarted them, 50-28.
Wuertley and Kristin Whitlock were both out with the flu, leaving the Eagles with limited personnel.
East Jackson was able to cut the lead to seven in the fourth quarter, but eventually ran out of gas as the Leopards pulled away.
Palette led the scoring effort with 10 points.
“I was proud of our girls to respond the very next night after a hard-fought loss with limited numbers,” said Gibbs. “The two games were very tough defeats. I am confident in the resiliency of my girls, and am certain we will respond with strong performances.”
The Eagles played Commerce on Tuesday but details were unavailable at press time.
EJCHS will host Elbert County on Wednesday, Dec. 19, then travel to Atlanta to play Hebron Christian in Philips Arena on Saturday, Dec. 22.