Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Eagles drop Devils

The Oran Junior High School boys basketball teams picked up a pair of wins last night at conference rival Chaffee.  The 7th grade won 43-18, the 8th 44-24.

In the opener, the younger team, which had not played well the last three games continued that trend through the first period, as they trailed 6-3.  But, after Robby Menz converted back-to-back steals into back-to-back layups, the Eagles lead 13-12 and never trailed again enrout to a 25 point win.

Kolten Payne led Oran with 11 points.  Camdyn Triblett and Menz each had 10.  Menz's points included a trey.

Luke Peterson and Parker Diebold both added four.  Nic Massey and Noah Mitchem chipped in two apiece.

They hit 10 of 17 from the line for 59 percent.  They improved their league mark to 4-0 and 8-2 overall.

In the nightcap,  the older team jumped out to a 19-9 first quarter lead, but with two starters on the bench with foul trouble during the second quarter, Chaffee closed to gap to 23-20 at the half.

During the final two periods, however, it was all Eagles though as Oran out-pointed the hosts, 21-4.

Samuel Shoemaker was the top point-getter with 15.

Diesel Cato had eight points. Chris Collins and Nick Romas both had seven.  Romas hit a three-pointer.  Seth Cauble had five points and Quentin Senciboy finished with two.

The team hit five of nine free throws for 56%.

They are now 3-1 and 9-1.

Both teams host East Prairie this evening starting at 6 pm.

*Thursday's update:  The Delta game will have the 8th-grade play first followed by two-quarters of 7th-grade action.

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