The Oran Junior High School boys basketball team tipped off its season last night with a split at home against Scott County Central. The seventh-grade stumbled, 52-20, while the eighth-grade rolled, 56-16.
Coach Joe Shoemaker said, "I thought the seventh-grade came out a little nervous, which is natural for their first game and missed some shots they would normally make. They played hard but we will have to clean up some mistakes. I like that they competed for the entire game."
Elijah Shoemaker led the Eagles in scoring with 10. Brenden Campbell and Nate Pobst each scored four. Nate Pobst added two.
They hit 2 of 5 free throw attempts for 40%.
Coach Shoemaker said, "The eighth-grade was able to hit some layups early which is always a nice thing. I thought they did a good job of moving the basketball and making the extra pass to a teammate for an open shot."
The older team was led by Camdyn Triblett's 24 points in three-quarters of action. Robbie Menz hit four treys as part of his 18 points.
Luke Peterson had six, Nic Massey five and Kolten Payne hit a trey to account for his points.
Oran hit 7 of 13 from the free line for 54%.
The Eagles will be back in action on Monday when they host Woodland at 6 pm.