All good things must come to an end, even if they are a seven-game winning streak to start the season for Eldorado.
The Eagles were knocked off 41-40 by Black Diamond Conference foe Fairfield for their first loss of the year Friday night as EHS is now 7-1 overall and 0-1 in BDC play.
The game, which went down to the wire, included eight lead changes and five ties in the first half.
Eldorado led 11-10 after one quarter of play, but Fairfield took the 22-17 lead into the locker room, thanks in large part to outscoring EHS 12-6 in the second quarter.
The Mules held a 32-29 lead after three periods of play, despite holding an 8-point advantage in the third quarter.
Fairfield had a 37-33 lead with 4:33 to play in the fourth when Braden Attebury buried a bucket to get the Eagles to within two at 37-35. That followed a Kobi Dagg basket with 1:31 to play to push the lead back out to four. Attebury got Eldorado back to within two at 39-37 following a pair of free throws, but Macklin Snyder answered on the other end to make it a 41-37 lead. John Meredith knocked down a three-pointer with 5.2 to play, pulling Eldorado to within one at 41-40 and Eldorado had 3-plus seconds on the clock to get off one more inbounds play, but it never came to fruition.
Max Kasiar led all scorers with 14 points off the bench for Eldorado"s Josh Bradley and company. Jacob Traxler netted nine points, while Attebury scored seven. John Meredith and Ethan Partridge each finished with four points, while Kale Oglesby had a bucket.
Eldorado returns to the hardwood Friday at Johnston City and then will play host to Hamilton County Saturday night.
Michael Dann covers prep and college sports for the Harrisburg Daily Register and Eldorado Daily Journal. Follow him on Twitter: @spydieshooter.