Micah Black drops 47 for new school record as Eagles glide past Chiefs

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Micah Black drives the lane in search of another basket in her record-breaking night. (JohnCannon/RheaReview)

Sophomore Micah Black set a new school record for points by dropping 47 points (19 in the third quarter) to help the Lady Eagles glide past the Chiefs 80-54.

Though the Lady Eagles were in some foul trouble early on that didn’t stop them from being able to shoot the lights out.

Coach Gill had this to say about his star junior player, “Well, coaching Micah’s on court talent is certainly a fantastic pleasure. I’ve been very blessed in my coaching career to have the honor of coaching many great shooters, including the all-time TN high school record holder for 3-point shots made in a high school career, but I wouldn’t place Micah behind any of those in the ability to knock down 3 pointers.

“The most impressive thing about Micah is her work ethic, her willingness to do anything asked of her and being the best teammate she can possibly be to our team.”

Micah is not only a great basketball player, she is also a outstanding student, a firm believer in her relationship with Christ, and a FCA leader at Rhea County High School.

The boys game was the best game they have played all season. New head coach for Rhea County Daniel Curtis came from Sequoyah where he led the Chiefs over the Eagles in both competitions last year. This year Curtis has got the Eagles clicking and shooting on cylinders and wasn’t going to allow his old team to out work his new Eagles.

Throughout the entire first half the Eagles outstanding defense led by “The Flash” Bryson Bales were able to keep the Chiefs from getting good looks. Rhea County hit their shots from all areas of the court going into the half with a small but steady lead.

The 3rd quarter the Eagles seem to lay down and allow the Chiefs to shoot their way to a 10 point lead. The fourth quarter the Eagles rose up and took their nest back over.

Junior Matthew Levi hit a couple big time threes to get the Eagles back in the lead and to hold off the Chiefs for a 74-67 victory.

  • Levi led with 21 points
  • Robinson 14
  • Gavin 10
  • Jordan 12

Both teams will be back in action Friday night against Cleveland & both former Golden Eagle coaches Jason McCowan & Tony Williams.

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