The Eagles, (6-11, 0-5) played come from behind against Alexandria the whole game and could never catch up.
Cam Horton scored 25 for the Eagles, Sid Thurmond 12, and Lavontae LaCount 10 in the loss. Also contributing were Savon Parker with six, Jackson Bell and Tay Ackles 4, and Elijah Cunningham had two points.
The Golden Eagles had their hands full at Hokes Bluff and couldn’t overcome a 64 percent shooting night by Hokes Bluff, nor could they overcome a 37-20 differential in rebounding, most by Purdue bound Isaac Haws who had nine rebounds and scored 26 points.
Horton and Thurmond were in double figures with 13 and 10, LaCount added six, Ackles five, Bell four, Riven Hill three, Casey Trull, two and Cunningham had one point.
Lady Eagles split in area games
Jacksonville was almost able to pick up two area wins last week to remain perfect in area play, but Hokes Bluff had other plans putting in a last second shot to beat the Lady Eagles 52-50. Earlier in the week Jacksonville had no trouble beating Alexandria 60-39.
Jacksonville (12-5, 4-1) led 22-21 at the end of the half but Hokes Bluff came out strong in the third quarter outscoring the Lady Eagles 24-8.
The Lady Eagles staged a valiant comeback but after tying up the score came up on the short end when Hokes Bluff scored on a put back for the two point victory.
Hot shooting helped Hokes Bluff with the win as they put in 50 percent of their 3-point shots.
Angel Kidd led the Lady Eagles with 18 points, and Virginia Poe was also in double figures with 11. Also scoring for Jacksonville were Dasia Kirksey with seven, Destiny Easley, six, Darrien Martin, four, and Sierra Stone and Quenteeria Mooney both had two.
Jacksonville had no trouble with Alexandria, leading 41-16 at the half before winning the game 60-39.
Martin and Kidd both scored 10, Poe, nine, Kirksey and Stone eight, Ataliya Morgan 6, Destiny Easley three, and Malieah Patterson, Mooney, and Jasmine Easley all contributed two points.
JCA girls get two big wins
The Jacksonville Thunder girl’s team took two big wins last week beating Coosa Christian 50-29 and Sacred Heart 52-24.
Just about the entire team contributed in the big win over Coosa Christian. Leading the way was Briah Cupp and Josie Howell who both put in nine points. Sarah Crook contributed eight points, Rachel Russaw seven points, seven rebounds and six assists; Elysabeth Morales, six points, seven rebounds, Calley Compton five points, Joeley Cupp three, Raiah Espana two points and Hailee Shell, one point.
Against Sacred Heart, Sarah Crook had a big night with 18 points, Joeley Cupp added12 points and five assists, Morales had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, Russaw had six points and 10 assists and Compton two points and five steals.