basketball games between host Oran and Kelly is, "like lambs to the slaughter." Substitute Hawks for lambs and you pretty much have the story line.
The Eagles outscored Kelly by a total of 100-9, including 72-0 during the first halves, meaning the games were decided early on.
The 7th grade contest started with Oran scoring 16 in each quarter before the intermission for a 32-0 lead. They went on for a 40-4 victory.
Kaden Hargrove and Ty Johnson had 11 and 10 respectively, to lead their team. Johnson hit 1 from beyond the arc.
Drew Smith had 8, while Dane Shands added 5. Dawson Morgan contributed 3, Waylon Shaffer chipped in 2 and Kaleb Gosche tallied 1.
The Eagles were 9-17 from the line for 53%.
They improved their record to 2-0 in conference and 4-0 overall.
It was pretty much ditto marks for the night cap as Oran raced out to a 31-0 first quarter lead and expanded that to 40 - zip at half-time.
Kelly knocked down a free-throw about 2 minutes into the second half to finally break the ice.
It was 57-3 after the third and when the final buzzer sounded the Eagles had won 60-5.
Landon Stanberry led a trio of double-digit scorers with 14. Todd Priggel had 12 and Tyson Goodale added 10.
Tristen Schlosser had 9 off the bench.
Post players Jakob Findley dropped in 5 and Kaiden Massey added 4.
Gabe Fox, Carson Moyers and Kole Simms all chipped in a bucket apiece.
All 9 Eagles that dressed made the scoring column.
Oran was 8-17 from the stripe for 47%.
The 8th grade squad also improved to 2-0 and 4-0, repsectively.
After the games Coach Shoemaker said, "I thought both teams did a good job of taking care of business last night. Sometimes, in a lopsided game, it is hard to stay focused and sharp and I felt that both groups were able to keep their intensity up."
The junior high boys will be back in action this evening when they host non-conference rival Bell City at 6 pm. The 7th grade will play 4 quarters and the 8th will only play 2.
*Photos courtesy of Micheal Stevens.