BECKLEY, W.Va. — Woodrow Wilson limited Wyoming East to 28.6 percent shooting from the field and the Flying Eagles made 18 second-half free throws to claim a 53-46 victory over the Warriors in one of two girls championships Saturday at the Big Atlantic Classic at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center.
The Beckley defense was a big part of the win as the Eagles limited Wyoming East’s 6-foot-5 Emily Saunders to 12 points on 4-of-13 shooting. The Warriors also made only 1-of-15 3-pointers in the loss.
Lakin Ball led Woodrow Wilson (11-6) offensively in the first half with nine points, helping stake the Eagles to a 22-18 halftime lead. Saunders, meanwhile, scored eight of her team’s 18 points over the first two quarters.
Woodrow Wilson’s Elizabeth Cadle, who led all players with 19 points, scored 14 after halftime, including an 8-for-8 effort from the free-throw line.
Victoria Staunton gave Beckley a third double figure scorer with 10 points and added 10 rebounds, as the Eagles held a 35-28 advantage on the glass.
Skylar Davidson scored a team-high 14 points for the Warriors, while Jasmine Blankenship added 10 in defeat.
Brook Russell’s nine rebounds led Wyoming East, which did not get a point from its bench.
Wyoming East fell to 15-3 overall with the loss.