On Monday, the Oran Junior High boys basketball teams lost to the visiting Woodland Cardinals. The seventh-grade fell 36-12, while the eighth-graders dropped a heartbreaker 43-42 in double overtime.
The younger boys trailed 22-2 at the break and ended up losing by 24.
Coach Joe Shoemaker said, "I thought are seventh-grade improved as the game went on. We have to clean up our fundamentals and start making some shots but I am confident that they will improve as the season continues."
Brendan Campell had five points, including a trey, Andrew Dennis added four, Elijah Shoemaker had two and Cody Albritton added a free throw.
From the line, the team was only 1 of 8 for 13%. They are now 0-2 on the year.
In the nightcap, the Eagles led 18-12 at halftime but trailed 26-24 heading into the final period. At the end of regulation, it was knotted at 36 all.
Shoemaker said, "The eighth-grade had a heck of a battle with a good Woodland team. Hopefully, we learned that every play counts from the first one to the last one. I am looking forward to how they approach our next game."
After one overtime, it was tied 39-39. The Cardinals outscored Oran by a point in the final two-minute extra-frame.
Luke Peterson led the Eagles with 13 including a trey. Camdyn Triblett also scored in double-digits with 10.
Kolten Payne had seven points, and he too hit a three-pointer. Robby Menz had six, Parker Diebold four and Nic Massey two.
The Eagles hit only 2 of 6 at the line for 33% and fell to 1-1.
They will be back in action this evening at Bell City. Tip time is 6:00pm.