Churubusco girls basketball beats Eastside

Lady Eagle basketball moved to 2-4 Friday, hosting and defeating Eastside, 47-32.It was ‘Busco’s first win in three games.Aggressive play by the defense set the tone early in the game.The Lady Blazers managed just two field goal attempts in the first quarter; in the opening three minutes of the game and the second attempt was not made until there were two seconds left in the period.However, it was not the quickest start for the Lady Eagles offense either.At the 6:25 mark of the first quarter, Savannah Labenz took a pass from Haleigh Gross and laid it in for the first points of the game.It wasn’t until the halfway mark in the period that ‘Busco scored again, this time by way of a Heather Monk free throw.Monk started a run of six consecutive Lady Eagle points scored from the stripe. Gross put in two, Chandler Blake contributed one and Lacey Pulley added two more.Labenz hit the 16th and 17th Lady Eagle free throws with twenty seconds left in the game. The final score was 47-32.She finished third on the team with eight points. Monk led with 17 and Blake had 10; Gross contributed six and Pulley scored four.“It was a good team effort. I felt like everybody contributed well; we were very unselfish offensively,” said Perlich.‘Busco committed 12 turnovers and 16 fouls in the game.The Lady Eagles will host Adams Central Tuesday.___For a more in depth look at this story, see the Nov. 26 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook.