The Cardinals of Hale visited the Meadville Eagles Thursday night in a double header of high school basketball.
In the girls contest the Lady Eagles and Lady Cardinals traded scores early in the first until Meadville came a live late in the period with forced turnovers and opportunistic scoring. Erin Shifflett and Emily Cowan each dropped a three pointer on the Cardinals. Hale kept fighting, even when they found themselves down ten midway through the second period. By the half the Cardinals trailed the Eagles 27-19.
In the second half Morgan Daniels dropped a three and Quincy Copple continued her scoring run and the Lady Cardinals found themselves trailing 27-26 midway through the third. That however was as close as they would get as Erin Shiflett dropped three straight three pointers to build back a ten point lead at the end of the third.
Meadville continued to match scores with Hale who were unable to fight back and at the buzzer it was the Lady Eagles 48, Lady Cardinals 41.
Hale was lead in scoring by Senior Quincy Copple who put up 22 points on the night and was 8 for 10 from the foul line. She got assistance from Morgan Daniels who put up 11.
Erin Shiflett went on to drop five three pointers and went 3 for 4 from the line and ended the night with 20. The Lady Eagles spread the scoring around with 9 from Halee Neal and 8 from Sara Vandyke with contributions also by Emily Cowan and the rest.
The Lady Eagles are now 7-3 and the Lady Cardinals fall to 1-3.
In the second game the Meadville Eagles won the opening tip-off and never looked back as Cade Shiflett opened up the first period with three outside the line. By the half it was a runaway score with Meadville leading hale 34-7.
The Cardinals did what they could but had no answer and committed numerous turnovers. At the final buzzer it was the Eagles taking a 57-19 victory to go to 9-1 on the season. Cade Shiflett led the scoring with 15 and 13 points were put up by Kolton Friesner. The rest of the scoring by Meadville was spread out over the roster.
Cord Summers led the Cardinals with 7; Hale falls to 0-5.