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Lady Eagles beat ex-coach, fall to Crawford County

After seizing a 42-37 victory at Christian Academy Thursday, Lanesville was out-muscled by Crawford County on Monday night, 44-18, to fall to 2-4 on the season.
‘Crawford County is much stronger and more aggressive than we are and the officials I thought let it get a little out of control in the first half,’ Lanesville coach Bill Krammes said. ‘We played fairly well on the defensive end of the floor. Only giving up 44 points to them is not that bad. We just could not knock down a shot or get into any type of flow offensively, mostly because of the defensive pressure that they applied.’
Crawford County (4-0), which is 13th in this week’s Class 2A coaches’ poll, outscored Lanesville in the middle two periods, 26-8.
Brittney Barnickle led the Lady Eagles with six points in the loss, while Erin Dorgay came through with five.
Benham paced the hosts with 11 points.
Crawford was 14 of 36 on two-pointers and held Lanesville to 4-29 (14 percent). Rebounds were nearly awash (CC 31-Lanesville 30).
‘The girls are having a really difficult time adjusting from teams that play man-to-man defense and zone,’ Krammes said. ‘ We don’t recognize very well and are very slow at getting set for our shots and meeting our passes. It’s something we can fix with a lot of work. I need to do a better job as their coach and find ways to make them successful.’
Outside of the shooting percentage and rebound total, Krammes said, the 42-37 win over Christian Academy (and former Lanesville coach Tim Coomer) was a good game for the Lady Eagles.
‘It seemed like CAI made every shot that they had to, and overall I thought they played a very good game,’ the Lady Eagles’ coach said. ‘I give (my) girls credit; Even though things weren’t going according to plan, they kept right on doing the things we needed to do to get the win.’
Lanesville was out-rebounded by the hosts, 39-32.
‘I believe that we can be a better rebounding team than that. We are just too far under the basket and don’t really get ourselves in a good position to rebound,’ Krammes said.
Lanesville jumped on CAI out of the gate and led 10-4 at the first break. The Warriors rallied in the second, outscoring the visitors, 13-5.
The Lady Eagles were 2-12 on threees and 13-47 on deuces for the game. Lanesville was 10 of 19 on free throws.
Christian Academy was 6-14 on threes, 6-30 on twos and went 7-13 at the foul stripe.
Junior guard Beth Glomb was a wrecking crew, notching 20 points in the winning effort. Barnickle marked 11 points, followed by Brittney Gayhart with five points, Amanda Johnson with four and Erin Harbeson with two.
Ali Thompson paced the Warriors with 13 points.
Lanesville travels to Perry Central on Monday, then to Henryville in a Southern Athletic Conference meeting next Thursday.