Last night the Oran High School boys basketball teams traveled to Leopold and picked up a pair of wins. The junior varsity won 68-31 and the varsity prevailed by a score of 79-48. Both games featured a turbo clock fourth quarter.
In the opener, the Eagles were up 26-8 after one and led by 43-17 at the intermission and rolled to the 37 point win.
Dane Shands led all scorers with 13. He hit three treys and was 2-2 from the line. Samuel Shoemaker and Cameron Westrich each scored 11.
Seth Cauble had nine, including a three-pointer. Cooper Priggel and Nick Romas both hit for six. Priggel's all came from beyond the arc. Dawson Menz and Evan Montgomery had three apiece. Montgomery hit a trey for his points. Landon Cochran, Diesel Cato and Logan Rose all added two points each.
They were 10 of 17 at the charity stripe for 59%.
Coach Joe Bickings told the blog, "We did a very good job of coming out and being aggressive early and forcing Leopold into some turnovers that created some easy baskets for us. Even if we didn’t get a trap out of our press, we still were able to communicate well in our 2-3 zone and play good defense. I also thought we moved fairly well on offense and shared the basketball very well to hit the open man for a better shot. It was really good to see them play well heading into the conference tournament. "
The jayvee upped its record to 11-4 and will face Scott City at 5:15 at Scott Central in the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament.
During the varsity matchup, neither team scored for the first two minutes and about halfway through the opening period Oran led by only three, 13-10. By the time the horn sounded, the Eagles had gone on a 10-0 run and led 23-10. At halftime, it was all Oran, 54-21. Entering the fourth the Eagles were on top 75-36. Oran emptied its bench, the hosts, however, kept a couple starters in and they cut the margin from 39 to 31.
Coach Joe Shoemaker said, "We were able to get off to a good start and able to work on executing some sets. Hopefully, we will be able to execute them a little better next time."
Five Eagles scored in double-digits. Ty Johnson led all scorers with 19. He hit one from beyond the three-point line. Todd Priggel and Langdon Scheeter were the game's top scorers with 15. Jacob Shoemaker had 13 and made two treys. Cooper Priggel finished with 11 and had three three's.
Tyson Goodale added four and Kaiden Massey two.
The varsity was 11 of 17 from the line for 65%.
They upped their record to 18-1 and opened the Scott-Miss tournament this morning against Kelly (post forthcoming).