The Oran High School boys basketball teams picked up two wins last night against the visiting Scott County Central Braves. The junior varsity won a two-quarter affair 42-28. The varsity celebrated Senior night with an 85-54 scalping. It was the third victory of the season for the Eagles over its conference rivals.
The jayvee led 20-14 after one and expanded that lead during the second and final period.
"I thought the jv players played well," said coach Joe Shoemaker.
Langdon Scheeter scored 10 for his team.
Ty Johnson finished with nine, Kaiden Massey, Logan Rose and Cameron Westrich each had six. Dane Shands added four and Cooper Priggel, one.
They made 8 of 11 from the line for 73%.
They are now 14-3 overall and finish the conference schedule 6-1.
The Senior night festivities featured; Cheerleaders: Kamryn Graviett, Allison Holt and Sydney Kern, Pep Band member: Joshua Sauceda, as well as Boys Basketball players; Peyton McVay, Joey Phillips, William Kluesner, Cole Priggel, Layne Johnson, Bradley Brooks, Denver Elfrink and Drew Reischman.
McVay, Phillips, Kluesner, Priggel and Elfrink got the start last night. They were on the floor for about the first three minutes before the normal starters (Johnson, Reischman, Jacob Shoemaker and Todd Priggel), entered the game. At that point, the Eagles held a 7-4 lead. Oran was on top 17-4 after the first quarter. It was a 20 point margin by halftime, 40-20.
Scott Central went on a 5-0 run to open the third period, but the Eagles held fast and expanded the lead to 24 (66-42) entering the final eight minutes. Then, with 4:32 left in the game gap passed 30 at 78-47 and the mercy rule was enacted.
Coach Joe Shoemaker said, "I thought the seniors played very good from the start. I also thought that we played with a purpose tonight and played very hard and unselfishly. We had a little let down at the end of the second quarter on the defensive glass and at the third quarter closing out on shooters but our defense was better than it has been. Hopefully, we will come out prepared to practice on Monday as we prepare to go to Advance and play them for the third time this year."
Jacob Shoemaker had 31 points to lead all scorers. Nine of those points came from beyond the arc and he had seven rebounds. Layne Johnson had 14 points, including two three's. He grabbed seven boards. Cole Priggel also added 14 points.
Reischman finished the night with eight points, while Todd Priggel had six and a team-high nine rebounds. Phillips also had six points on the evening, as he nailed a three during the opening and closing minutes of the game. Tyson Goodale ended up with four points and William Kluesner had two.
The team hit 7 of 13 from beyond the arc for 54% and 14 of 17 from the line for 82%
They finish the Scott-Miss at 5-2 and are now 18-4 overall.
Oran will be back in action on Tuesday when they travel to face the Advance Hornets at 6 pm. It will be the Hornets' "lil cheer night," so plan on arriving early if possible. Gates open at 5 pm.