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Eagles finish fifth in Bill Frye Invitational

<p>Runners-up: Members of the Lady Eagle basketball team take a picture with their runner up plaque from the Bill Frye Invitational at Mansfield. Paris fell 56-37 to the Lady Tigers in the finals of the holiday tournament.</p>

Runners-up: Members of the Lady Eagle basketball team take a picture with their runner up plaque from the Bill Frye Invitational at Mansfield. Paris fell 56-37 to the Lady Tigers in the finals of the holiday tournament.

After winning their first game of the tournament and loosing their second, the Paris Eagles had to take on Heavener in the fifth place game of the Bill Frye Invitational tournament at Mansfield.

Wyatt Nehus led the Eagles with 19-points and Paris used a big fourth quarter run to capture the 61-58 victory.

The game was close throughout with the lead changing hands multiple times during both halves of play. The Eagles grabbed a one point lead after the first eight minutes with a score of 11–10.

However, Heavener came back in the second quarter to outscore the Eagles 16-12 to take a three point lead into the halftime break.

Both teams battled in the third quarter and combined for a total of 34-points with the Eagles still trailing Heavener by three going into the final eight minutes of play.

The Eagles came out hot in the fourth quarter and pumped in 21-points while holding Heavener to just 15-points to capture the two-point victory.

Paris 11 12 17 21 - 61

Heavener 10 16 17 15 - 58

Paris—Nehus 19, Rice 11, Forbis 10, Fitzjurls 8, Buchanan 7, Sarmiento 5, Hutson 1

Heavener—Davis 33, May 10, Serrano 6, McGee 5, Dunigan 2, Holt 1, Stallings 1

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