Breaking News Bar

Prep Hoops: Eagles flex muscle on road

Staff Report
Posted on 12/19/2016, 11:45 AM

Eldorado put four players in double figures in a 80-45 rout at Johnston City Friday night.

Braden Attebury scored 27 points, while John Meredith finished with 14 points, Ethan Partridge tacked on 12 points and Jacob Traxler scored 11 for Josh Bradley and company that improved to 8-1 overall and are now 1-1 in Black Diamond Conference play.

Attebury scored a season-high in points, while going 8-for-9 from the floor and 8-for-9 from the free throw line, while finishing with a double-double, pulling down 11 rebounds.

"We challenged him and we challenged all our bigs after the Fairfield loss to just play stronger. We didn"t think some of them were as strong as they could be in that loss. Braden answered that challenge, as did the rest of our guys," Bradley said.

It was a fast start for the Eagles, who wasted no time asserting their presence as they jumped out to a 24-5 lead. From there, Eldorado took a 39-17 lead into the locker room and never looked back.

Bradley said the idea to get off to a hot start is part of the game plan every week, it just doesn"t always work that way. It did Friday.

"Defensively, we were pretty good," Bradley said. "It led to some easy buckets for us offensively and we got the shots to fall in rhythm and were able to set the tone that way."

Gus Scott finished with five points for Eldorado, while Ray May netted four points, Max Kasiar tacked on three points, while Isiah Barton and Jace Jenkins both had two points for the Eagles.

Eldorado returns to action Tuesday at home against Carrier Mills-Stonefort and will then host Hamilton County Thursday at Duff-Kingston Gymnasium.

The game with Hamilton County will be the makeup game from this past Saturday when the game was postponed due to inclement weather.

Carrier Mills 65, Pope County 38

Justice Hill had a team-high 14 points and was one of three Wildcats to score in double figures as Carrier Mills-Stonefort posted a 65-38 win over Pope County in Greater Egyptian Conference action Friday night on the road.

Will Gibbs had 12 points for CMSF, while Justin Austin 11 points in the win. Dylan Schwartz needed nine for the Wildcats and Brody Walker added eight points. Colton Betz and Rostin Lewis each finished with five points and Darion Barners tossed in a free throw.