Spring Creek held strong, but Douglas Byrd was able to escape Seven Springs with a 43-40 win on Monday evening.
Emily Williams scored the game’s first bucket with a three-pointer, but the Gators were held scoreless for the rest of the first quarter, and the Eagles used a 10-0 run to take a 10-2 lead.
In the second quarter, Douglas Byrd extended its lead 26-11, but the Gators used a 5-0 run to trim the deficit to 26-16 at halftime.
The Gators were outscored 9-5 in the third quarter, and Douglas Byrd built up a 35-21 lead going into the fourth quarter.
However, Spring Creek refused to quit and with 20 seconds left in the game, Vanessa Duruytta’s free throw made it a 41-38 ballgame.
Douglas Byrd responded and scored three straight points to push ahead 43-38. With 15 seconds left, Madison Broughton’s layup cut the Eagles’ lead down to 43-40.
Spring Creek did have a chance to tie the game, but the Eagles managed to hold off the Gators to get the win.
Williams finished with 19 points, Broughton scored nine points, while Heather Alexander finished with six points.
The Gators (2-3 overall) will look to bounce back tonight against Jones Senior (0-3).