Harrisburg's struggles continued in Mountain Valley Conference play against Creswell.

The Bulldogs scored early and often en route to a 76-38 win over the Eagles. Stephanie Pelkey led all scorers with 19 points – 15 coming from the charity stripe – but she could not overcome the scoring onslaught from Creswell.

No other Harrisburg player made it into double digits.

"They were jumping to one side, right or left. I was seeing that they were leaving a little slide open," Pelkey said

Pressure in the backcourt forced several Harrisburg turnovers and Karley Bellew had 18 for the Bulldogs, who responded to an early Harrisburg lead with a 24-2 run to set the tone early.

"They shot the ball really well tonight. They're a good team that's deep and they're very disciplined at what they do," Harrisburg coach Kevin Brown said.

The Eagles were able to find their rhythm in the second quarter as they scored 16 points, cutting into the Bulldogs' lead. Unfortunately for the Eagles, they could not keep that momentum rolling.

"We were a little opposite of what we normally are," Brown said, "Last time we played them we played well and gave them short spurts. Tonight was the opposite. They jumped on us and we played well in spurts."

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Coming out of the break, the Eagles could only manage one field goal in the third quarter. Meanwhile, Creswell was opening up the lead. Six Bulldogs scored in the third as a 24-point quarter would all but ice the game.

Bellew sat out the fourth as the bench finished the game for the Bulldogs.

Harrisburg (3-16, 0-9 league) will look to get their first conference win on the road as the Eagles travel to Coquille (16-2, 8-0 league) next to play the Red Devils on Tuesday.


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