Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Junior High boys split again

For the third straight match-up, the Oran Junior High School boys won one and lost one last night.  This time the seventh-grade picked up the win at Advance 35-21 and the eighth-grade lost 39-36.

In the opener, the Eagles led 7-2 after one period and 20-8 at the break.  They ended up with a 14 point win.

Coach Joe Shoemaker said, "The seventh-grade played with good effort and energy.  I thought Jon [Tucker] did a good job of rebounding when he came in off the bench.  It was a good overall team win."

Brenden Campbell led the way with 14 points, including two treys.

Elijah Shoemaker had seven.  He hit a three-pointer.  Nate Pobst and Andrew Dennis had four points each.  Drake Dannennmueller added three and Tucker hit one from beyond the arc for his points.

The team was only 1-9 from the line for 11%.

In the nightcap,  Oran was also on top 7-2 after the first quarter.  They led 7-6 about halfway through the second when the Hornets hit back to back threes to take a lead they never relinquished.  The Eagles trailed 17-11 at the intermission.

Oran cut the margin to three late but could get no closer.

Coach Shoemaker said, "The eighth-grade had some turnover issues and fell behind but I was very proud of their effort in the comeback attempt.  They played until the very end."

Camdyn Triblett and Robby Menz had eight apiece to lead the Eagles.  Menz hit two from long range.  Kolten Payne and Parker Diebold each had seven.  Payne hit a three.  Nic Massey had a field goal to round out the scoring.

Oran was 3-7 from the line for 43%.  They fell to 4-3 on the year.

Both squads will be back in action when they travel to Scott City.  It will be the second meeting of the year between the Eagles and the Rams.  In the earlier games, played at Oran, Scott City won both, 47-30 and 45-33.  The first meeting is used in conference standing.

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