Ruskin Eaglettes Soar Over Belton Pirates

Jasmine Shelton-Stanley Managing Editor – Eagle’s Eye Online

Coach Brian Harris talks to his team during a timeout on Nov. 28 against Belton. The Lady Eagles C Team beat the Pirates 41-7 during their home opener. Photo Credit: Jasmine Shelton-Stanley

Coach Brian Harris talks to his team during a timeout on Nov. 28 against Belton. The Lady Eagles C Team beat the Pirates 41-7 during their home opener. Photo Credit: Jasmine Shelton-Stanley

The Ruskin Eaglettes C Team handled the Belton Pirates beating them 41-7 during their season opener at Ruskin High School on Nov. 28. C-Team coach Brian Harris was very excited for the season opening blow-out win.

“I’m very excited for the win,” Harris said. “I was surprised that they played so well. I knew we could be a good team, but I didn’t expect it to show the first game of the season.”

The girls were effective when it came to defense holding their opponent to two field goals and three free throw points, but struggled offensively, missing more than a few of their original shots but making up for it in second chance points.

“I feel bad about the number of points that I made,” sophomore player Chloe Robinson said.  “I made three points. Three. I could’ve done better, been open more. What were three points gonna do to make the game any better.”

The team did well turning their defense into offense, causing the Belton Pirates to make 29 turnovers during the game. The Lady Eagles had 16 turnovers.

Freshman Kierra Thomas was the team’s top scorer with 13 points. Freshman Raven Mason was the team’s top rebounder with nine rebounds. Junior Dajionne Brown was the team’s leader in steals with four.  

“I think we competed well as a team,” junior Zaia Bausby said. “We played together and like a team. I think that I need to watch my fouling. I can’t help the team win if I’m on the bench.”

The Lady Eagles had their second blowout of the season at home against Grandview Nov. 30 and won 48-22.