Saturday, February 4, 2017

Eagles crush Cubs

The Oran High School boys varsity basketball team celebrated homecoming in style last night with a 68-32 victory over the Bell City Cubs.  The was no junior varsity contest.

The Eagles jumped out to a 14-4 lead with 3:39 left in quarter one, when the visitors took their first timeout.  The score was 23-10 after the first.

Oran expanded the lead to 17, 40-23 at the break.

The home team would take complete control as they went on a 16-2 spurt during quarter number three.  The Eagles were on top 56-25 prompting a mercy-rule running clock for the final eight minutes.  The margin would grow to as much as 40 before the game ended with a 36 point win.

Coach Joe Shoemaker said, "We played well except the middle of the second quarter where we got a little complacent. I liked the way we moved the basketball and screened for the hot shooter. I also thought we came out with good defensive focus to start the third quarter."

Max Priggel led all scorers with 28. He hit 6 from beyond the arch and was 4-4 from the line.  Layne Johnson scored 12.

Jacob Shoemaker had 7 points, while Cole Priggel and Drew Reischman added 6 apiece.  Todd Priggel added 5 and Luke Barnes and Peyton Mcvay tallied 2 off the bench.

Oran made 10 out 14 attempts at the free throw line for 71%.

The Eagles improved to 14-7 on the season and will travel to Bloomfield next Tuesday.  The JV will tip off at 6 pm.

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