Saturday, February 2, 2019

Varsity boys complete sweep

The Oran High School varsity boys basketball team entered last night's championship game of the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament as the favorite and with an opportunity to accomplish something never done previously by Oran Eagle basketball, and that was win all four conference tournament divisions in the same season.

With the girls winning the junior varsity and varsity tournaments a week ago and the junior varsity boys claiming the title in the game before, the varsity came out on fire on their way to a 91-71 over tournament host Scott County Central.

Oran was on top 32-14 after one and at halftime, they led 52-32.  The Braves cut the deficit to 13 in the third, but by the time the buzzer sounded the lead was at 18, 67-49, heading into the fourth.  The Eagles won by 20 to claim back to back tournament titles and the clean sweep.

Coach Joe Shoemaker said, "I thought we were able to get off to a good start. We hit some shots early but the biggest reasons were our rebounding and defensive intensity. I am very proud of our effort and unselfish play. On Monday we have to prepare for district opponent Bloomfield. At this point, every practice counts."

Todd Priggel led all scorers with 30,  Jacob Shoemaker had 24 and hit four treys.  Tyson Goodale had 17 and Ty Johnson was the fourth Eagle in double-digits with 13. He hit a pair of threes.

Langdon Scheeter scored six and Cooper Priggel hit a free throw for his tally.

The Eagles hit 17 of 23 at the line for 74%.

They are now 21-1 on the year and will travel to Bloomfield on Tuesday.  The junior varsity tips at 6 pm.

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