Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Junior high boys split at Advance

The seventh-grade boys basketball team lost for the first time this season last night at Advance, 44-32.  The eighth-grade routed the Hornets, 46-24.

In game one, Oran trailed 10-7 after the first but had managed to take a 17-15 lead into the halftime locker room.  The hosts would outscore the Eagles 29-15 during the final two quarters to hand the younger team its first setback.

Coach Joe Shoemaker said, "We played tentatively against Advance, who has a very good team.  We had a lot of turnovers which led to a whole bunch of points for them.  We tasted defeat for the first time this year and will have to be ready to go again tonight."

Camdyn Triblett recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds to pace Oran.  He hit 6 of 8 free throw attempts.

Kolten Payne added eight points including a trey and 3 out 4 at the line.  Nic Massey pitched in five points, Parker Diebold added four, Robby Menz two and Luke Peterson one.

As a team, they connected on 11 of 17 from the line for 65%.  Their record fell to 6-1.

Game two started slowly as neither team could score for the first two and a half minutes.  But, after an Advance timeout, the Eagle press led to numerous turnovers that led to layups for Samuel Shoemaker, who scored 14 of his game-high 23 during the first six minutes.  Oran led 20-3 after one.

The Hornets mounted a comeback during period two, outscoring the Eagles, 12-3 but that was as close as it would get.

Oran won the second half, 23-9 to sail on to the 22 point victory.

Coach Shoemaker said, "We had our best start of the year.  We played with lots of energy and under control.  I thought we played a very good game last night... We have another tough game [tonight] with an improving Scott City team."

Samuel Shoemaker ended up with a triple-double.  He had 11 steals and 10 rebounds to go along with his 23points.

The trio of Diesel Cato, Chris Collins and Quentin Senciboy each finished with six points apiece.  Cato was 2 of 2 from the line and "Q" was 6 out of 6.   Nick Romas added three and Landon Cochran two.

The eighth-grade hit 86% of their free tosses.  They were 12 of 14.  They upped their mark to 6-1 also

Tonight the junior high boys will host Scott City at 6 pm.

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