The Oran Junior High School boys basketball teams were swept last night by visiting conference foe Scott City. The seventh-grade lost 47-30 and the eighth-grade fell 45-33.
Coach Joe Shoemaker said, "I thought both groups at times could have played with more effort and energy. We also need to improve our communication on defense and we will work on these things during practice."
The younger team was down 30-11 at halftime and ended up losing by 17.
Elijah Shoemaker had 10 points, hitting two from beyond the arc.
Brenden Campbell scored seven, including a trey. Jase Fuemmeler, A.J. McNeely and Nate Pobst each had four. Fuemmeler was four for four from the line to account for his points. Drake Dannenmueller added a free throw to round out the scoring.
Coach Shoemaker said, " I think the seventh-grade has shown improvement on their press breaker from the beginning of the year."
The team was 5 of 6 at the charity stripe for 83%. The Eagles fell to 0-2 in the conference and 1-3 overall.
In the nightcap, Scott City used it's size, strength and depth advantage to turn a one-point deficit after one-quarter into a four-point half-time lead.
The Eagles were down 33-26 after three. The margin was still seven about half-way through the final period before a rash of turnovers allowed the Ram's lead to balloon to double-digits and Oran could get no closer.
Camdyn Triblett had 12 points, Robbie Menz scored 11, hitting two treys.
Kolten Payne hit two treys for his points. Parker Diebold and Luke Peterson had a field goal apiece.
Shoemaker said, "I thought at times the 8th grade really moved the ball very well."
The older group was 0-4 from the line and fell to 1-1 in the Scott-Miss and 2-2 in all games.
The teams will be back in action on Tuesday at Kelly, game time is 6 pm. It will also be McTeacher's night at McDonald's.