The Lady Eagles scored to open the second quarter, but a 3-pointer by Campbell gave the lead back to the Lady Lions. After Campbell hit two free throws to put the Lady Lions up 23-22, the Lady Eagles scored the next eight points to lead 30-23.
Campbell’s 12 point and two free throws by Howe late in the half cut the deficit to 32-27 at the break.
The Lady Eagles put some distance between themselves and the Lady Lions with a 10-0 run to start the second half. Rushville responded with an11-2 run to close the third quarter. Niehoff’s bucket started the surge and Campbell’s bucket ended it as the Lady Lions trailed 44-38 heading to the final eight minutes.
Heritage Christian then took the air out of the ball – going to a deliberate offense and spreading the floor to use the clock. The first score of the quarter came at the 3:23 mark as Harris hit two free throws for the Lady Eagles. Seven points was as close as the Lady Lions could get the rest of the way as the Lady Eagles held on for the 50-41 victory.
Campbell had 19 points to lead the Lady Lions. Niehoff had nine followed by Howe with eight, Herbert three and
In the opening game of the night, the Lady Lions fell to Heritage Christian 30-25, suffering their first loss of the season. Rushville led 9-6 after one quarter, but a scoreless second quarter had the Lady Lions trailing 12-9 at the half. The Lady Lions led 19-18 after three quarters, but could not hold on for the win.
Alisha Markley led the Lady Lions with eight points. Ellie Sammons and Kayla Fogg both had six points. Brooke Niehoff and Brooklyn Herbert both had two points and Brooke Ash had one.