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Decatur Heritage Playing Tough Hoops Schedule


Dec. Heritage playing tough hoops schedule

Mike Cummings, Sports Writer, The Decatur Daily 

What do Danville, West Morgan and Priceville have in common?

For one thing, this season the Morgan County schools will be varsity basketball opponents of Decatur Heritage. The Hawks, Rebels and Bulldogs will all host the Eagles and hit the road to face the county’s smallest school in the regular season.Decatur Heritage will also play a home-and-home with Athens Bible, which is in Limestone County.

Some of the local schools have been on the Eagles’ varsity schedule before, but never all in the same season. Playing in Class 1A for its entire history, Decatur Heritage usually has been forced to schedule fewer local teams and make long trips to face regular-season opponents.

Decatur Heritage athletics director Steve Atchley said the new schedule should benefit his school from a competitive standpoint.“

We’re the smallest school in the county, and the only 1A school, so this will make us better,” he said.

Decatur Heritage traveled to Danville on Nov. 11, with the Hawks winning both the boys and girls contests. Next up is a home date with West Morgan on Nov. 19.

After the new year, the Eagles will host Hubbard (Jan. 7) and Priceville (Jan. 11) before making return trips to West Morgan (Jan. 14) and Hubbard (Jan. 18). They finish the regular season with a home game against Danville (Feb. 1) and a trip to Priceville (Feb. 3).

“This is the right thing to do for us and for the county schools,” said Atchley. “All the kids know each other, and we’ll get a chance to see their facilities, and they’ll get a chance to see our new facility.“

Instead of having to travel 45 minutes to play an opponent, it’s good to have the county schools coming here."

The Eagles will compete in Area 16 this season with R.A. Hubbard, Covenant Christian, Shoals Christian and Waterloo.

Decatur Heritage Cruises in Opener


Decatur Heritage cruises in opener

From Decatur Daily staff reports

Decatur Heritage’s boys basketball team opened at home Tuesday night with a 59-17 win over Paint Rock Valley.Tyde Coffey led the Eagles with 17 points as nine different players poured in at least two points apiece. Lee Godwin added 11 points, and Jacob Crews had nine. Grant Gill pulled down a team-high seven rebounds, and Jordan Holland added six.


Lady Eagles

Decatur Heritage 58, Paint Rock Valley 4:

The Lady Eagles allowed only two points in each half of their home opener.

Susan Moore paced Decatur Heritage by contributing 12 points, three rebounds, two assists and three steals. Maddie Vinton had nine points and six rebounds, while Mariah Campbell had eight points, five rebounds and six steals.

Christina Cook had eight points and seven steals. Laura Mae Sivley had a team-high 10 points, and Macy Ladner added nine.

Saturday, December 4
Eagles Varsity Wins in Double Overtime!
Steve Sasser 
The Eagles boys varsity team won a thriller on December 3rd beating Waterloo 73-63 in double overtime. The Eagles, who traveled to Waterloo for the contest tied the game late in regulation with 2 free throws by Jordan Holland. Throughout both overtimes, practice at the free throw line paid off as the Eagles hit shot after shot. With good defense and accurate shots the team continued to battle and ended the game with a strong performance in the second overtime period.