Tuesday, November 3, 2015

JHBB: No drama Monday!

The phrase that keeps coming to mind when thinking about last night's junior high school boys
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.


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