The Oran High School boys basketball teams won one and lost one last night at home against the Chaffee Red Devils. The junior varsity picked up a 27 point win 60-33 but the varsity fell by 13, 72-59.
The younger team jumped out to a 20 point first quarter lead, 24-4. It was 11-0 in the first two minutes before the visitors scored a bucket.
The middle two quarter were a dead heat, before the Eagles outscored Chaffee 16-9 in the fourth.
Kaiden Massey led a balanced scoring attack with 10.
Tyson Goodale pitched in with eight in one quarter of play. Ty Johnson and Tristin Schlosser both had seven. Schlosser nailed a three. Cooper Priggel and Langdon Scheeter finshed with six each. Priggel hit a trey. Dane Shands and Cameron Westrich had five apiece. Myles Trankler had four, while Logan Rose added two.
They hit eight of 10 from the line for 80%.
The junior varsity improved to 5-1 in conference play and 13-3 overall.
They will not play again until next Tuesday at home against Bloomfield.
The next game had one thing similar to the first, both teams played even during the middle two quarters. The bad news for Eagle fans was that Oran trailed by one after one and didn't score until nearly the nearly the 4:30 mark of the fourth and was down by 12 by that point, 57-45.
They trailed by as many as 17, 63-47 with three minutes remaining. The Eagles cut it to nine but could get no closer as the Devils had 13 of their 22 made free throws and 18 of 28 attempts during the final eight minutes.
Coach Joe Shoemaker said, "I thought that Chaffee was better prepared for the game and executed better during the game. Hopefully we can use this as a learning opportunity and improve some details in practice today."
Todd Priggel topped the Eagles with 19 points, he hit two from beyond the arc. Drew Reischman had 10.
Jacob Shoemaker had nine, Goodale finished with eight, Layne Johnson totaled seven and Cole Priggel added six. Shoemaker and Johnson, each had one trey.
Reischman and Shoemaker both fouled out of the contest.
The Eagles were 5 of 8 from the line for 62%, but only 4 of 17 from beyond the arc for 23%.
Oran had defeated the Red Devils by 26 during the Christmas Tournament to eliminate them from the event.
The varsity is now 4-2 and 16-4.
They will play at Bell City on Friday. It is varsity only and will start at 6 pm.