The Oran Junior High School boys basketball teams picked up a pair of wins last night on the road at Bell City.
The seventh-grade claimed its initial win of the season, 27-18. The eighth grade won, 61-29.
In the opener, the score was 12 all at halftime. Oran was able to win the second half by 9 to improve its record to 1-2.
Elijah Shoemaker topped the team with 17. He hit three from beyond the arc and was 2-2 at the line.
Andrew Dennis added six points. Brenden Campbell and Nate Pobst each had a field goal to round out the scoring.
The team was 2 for 7 from the free throw line for 29%. They improved their record to 1-2.
Coach Joe Shoemaker said, "The seventh-grade played with more confidence and cut down on their turnovers. They also hit some shots which really helped out. The end result was their first win."
The older boys jumped out to a 25-4 first-quarter lead, kept the hammer down and cruised to the 32 point victory, to bounce back from Monday's double-overtime defeat.
The Eagles placed four players in double figures, including Camdyn Triblett, who had 10 of his game-high 14 during the first six minutes. He played in only three quarters. Nic Massey had 12 including a trey. Parker Diebold and Kolten Payne had 10 apiece.
Noah Mitchem added eight, with six of those coming from beyond the arc. Luke Peterson had four and Robby Menz hit a three-pointer to account for his total.
The older boys were 3 of 5 from the charity stripe for 60%. They are now 2-1 on the year.
Coach Shoemaker told the blog, "The eighth-grade got into a little foul trouble early and had some kids come off the bench and provide us with a nice boost. It was nice to see that we had several players score in double figures."
The Eagles will be back in action next Thursday when the host Scott City at 6 pm.