Eagles swept up by Tornadoes, lose 57-47

Gary Baker/TR Sports Correspondent
Josie Finch of Mercer County zeroes in on a free throw.

The Mercer County Golden Eagles girls basketball team had their feathers ruffled by the Abingdon-Avon Tornadoes Tuesday night (Nov. 17) at the 30th annual Cranberry Classic in Oneida. The Eagles lost the second game in the round-robin tournament, 57-47.

The action was very scrappy from the start to say the least with a total of 20 fouls committed by the Eagles and 23 by the Tornadoes.

Leading the way for Mercer County was Kenzie Baker, notching 16 points and gathering 12 rebounds along with three steals. Alyssa Hess chipped in with 8 points. She was 6 of 12 from the free throw line and grabbed four rebounds. Dani Hagens added 6 points and five rebounds. The A-Town Tornadoes were led by Madison Jones with 21 points followed by Cheyenne Dierickx tossing in 14.

Mercer County falls to 1-1 on the young season, while Abingdon-Avon goes to 2-0. Action continues today (Nov. 18) at 7:45 p.m. when the Golden Eagles take on the host ROWVA Tigers.

Score by quarters:

Mercer County        11    12    15       9        47

Abingdon-Avon        14    11    21      11       57