The Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont girls basketball team struggled with two losses over the weekend before pulling an upset over Chariton on Tuesday at home.

The Rockets lost 50-25 to Knoxville on Friday in conference play, scoring just two points in the first quarter and being held to single digits in the final two quarters.

Madysen Wade was a bright spot offensively for the Rockets, scoring 17 points. She had four three-point shots and four rebounds. Rylee German had seven points and seven rebounds, and Emmalee Davis had seven rebounds.

On Saturday the team fell 41-36 to Oskaloosa after leading 11-6 at the first quarter break. The Indians outscored the Rockets 10-3 in the second quarter to take a 16-13 halftime lead and put up a 14-8 margin in the third. The Rockets came back with a 14-11 advantage in the fourth but lost by six points.

Wade led the Rockets with 10 points. German had nine points and 11 rebounds, Davis had six points and five boards and Grace Roberts had one point and seven rebounds. Lillie Hynick added eight points and four rebounds.

Chariton was looking for its third win of the season against one-win EBF and appeared to be in control early on. The Chargers went up 16-13 after the first quarter and held a 32-21 lead at the half.

But the Rocket defense clamped down and held the Chargers to just four points in the third quarter and eight in the fourth to eek out a 45-44 victory.

Individual statistics were not available at press time.

Boys defeat Chariton

The EBF boys ran their record to 5-2 with a 57-51 win over Chariton. The Rockets opened up a 12-7 first quarter lead, but saw that dissolve with Chariton outscoring them 15-11 to trail by just one at the half, 23-22. Chariton took a one-point lead at the end of three quarters with a 13-11 advantage but the Rockets outscored the Chargers 23-16 in the final quarter to win by six.

Individual statistics were not available at press time.

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