Saturday, January 5, 2019

Eagles get past Panthers

The Oran High School boys basketball teams made the hour-long bus ride to Meadow Heights.  For the varsity, it was a district opponent.  Both squads picked up 10-point victories.  The JV won 56-46 and the older boys 58-48.

During the opener, the Eagles led 36-21 at the break and were outscored by five during the final half.

Cameron Westrich topped all with 14.  Many coming on nifty moves down low.  Samuel Shoemaker had 13 and Dane Shands had 10.

Cooper Priggel added nine, all from beyond the arc during his two quarters of action.  Kaleb Gosche pitched in six and Diesel Cato and Logan Rose each had a field goal.

The team was 3 of 5 from the line for 60%.  They improved to 5-3.

In the nightcap, Oran was up by 11 at the intermission 34-23.  But the Panthers, who were celebrating their homecoming and also had a player reach the 1000-point plateau, scored seven straight during the first minute and a half of the third to cut the margin to four.  But after an Eagle timeout, Oran went on a 10-0  run over the next four minutes to create some separation. They took a 50-37 lead into the final eight minutes.

During the fourth quarter, the Eagles went 0-3 from the line to keep things interesting but were able to hang on for the ten-point win.

On the night, Oran only hit 3-9 at the free throw line for 33%.

Jacob Shoemaker led all scorers with 27, 12 of the points came from behind the arch.  Todd Priggel, who wrestled with foul trouble all night long, finished with 11.  Tyson Goodale ended up eight. Ty Johnson and Langdon Scheeter each had six.  Scheeter hit a trey and Johnson was also shackled with foul issues. 

The varsity improved to 11-1.

The boys will be back in action on Tuesday when they to travel to take on Scott-Miss foe, Kelly.  Jayvee action tips off at 6 pm.

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