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Devy Reed floats to the basket for an easy two points.

The W&L Eagles varsity basketball team was on the road against the Colonial Beach Drifters on Tuesday, February 4 and went to double overtime before losing by one-point. Both teams hit the floor running and gunning, they scored twenty or more with the Eagles behind (20-27) after the first period. The Drifters shot thirteen free throws to the Eagles four. The scoring continued in the second quarter with the visitors putting up seventeen and the home team recording nineteen to make it (37-46) at the half. W&L shot eight free throws to Colonial Beach’s two. The Eagles resumed their offensive output in the third period with another twenty-point output and held the Drifters to ten to take a one-point lead (57-56) after three. In one of their better scoring games, W&L dropped seventeen more points but Colonial Beach outdid them by one to send the game into overtime tied (74-74). One overtime wasn’t enough, so the teams decided to play two. The Eagles came up one-point short in an (80-81) loss. James ‘LJ’ Kelly Jr had 21 points, Devy Reed 18 pts, Kenneth Turner 16 pts, Brandon Washington 13 pts, Shane McNeill 9 pts, and Brian ‘BJ’ Johnson Jr 3 pts. They shot 70% from the free throw line, 12 of 17. The Eagles defense gave up 43 points to one player Corivon Davis; their defense could not control him. In order for them to be successful on the court, they must take care of the ball and be tougher on the defensive end of the floor. They have to force more turnovers than they give up, so they’ll have more opportunities on the offensive end to score. The object of the game is to outscore your opponent, that means you could win a game (1-0) in theory, but that hasn’t happened since the game was played on peach baskets and dribbling wasn’t allowed.

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