Palestine High School


Lady Eagles improve 6-0

Fairfield's Breyunna Dowell dribbles into the lane during a game earlier this season. Dowell scored 24 points combined in victories over Rusk and Palestine last week.
Photo by Skip Leon

The Fairfield girls’ basketball team won two games last week to raise their District 19-4A record to 6-0. The Lady Eagles are 22-8 overall.

Fairfield edged Rusk, 40-36, on Tuesday and then defeated Palestine, 53-24, on Friday.

Fairfield ran off the first 21 points of the game against Palestine and never looked back. Jada Clark scored seven points in the opening stanza and Belle Johnson had six on a pair of three-pointers.

Fairfield led 21-2 at the first break and increased the margin to 34-9 at halftime. They were ahead 44-18 after three quarters.


Eagles get close win

Fairfield Eagles took to the field Friday night in Palestine for their hard-fought win against the Wildcats. The Eagles secured their fifth win of the season with a score of 17-14. KD Walker was responsible for two interceptions against the Wildcats, one resulting in a touchdown.
Photo by Shae Garcia

In a relatively close victory, Fairfield Eagles beat Palestine Wildcats Friday night, securing their fourth win of the season with a final score of 17-14. The game against Palestine started poorly for Fairfield, with Palestine gaining a quick lead in the first quarter. “Palestine was big and fast,” said Bachtel. “They did a lot of blitzing off the edges. We are going to work on the challenges that gave us. We caused four turnovers which helped us out during the game. In the future, we need to make their mistakes hurt them more.” A stalemate ensued between both teams throughout the rest of the first half, as well as the better part of the second half.

“We came across a team we underestimated,” said senior Cody Ferguson. “We had to play the best football we could to help my team come out on top.”

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