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Prep Hoops: Eagles out shoot Johnston City

  • Ethan Partridge splits the Johnston City defense for two of his 24 points in the Eagles' BDC win at home Friday night.

    Ethan Partridge splits the Johnston City defense for two of his 24 points in the Eagles' BDC win at home Friday night.

Posted on 2/12/2017, 1:14 PM

Maybe it was because it was the regular season home finale, or maybe it was because it was senior night, either way Eldorado had a little something extra in its giddy-up as it got by Johnston City 94-67 Friday night at Duff-Kingston Gymnasium.

The Eagles put three players in double figures as they improved to 25-2 on the season and 8-1 in Black Diamond Conference, holding a one-game lead over Edwards County going into the last week of the season.

Braden Attebury had a game-high 25 points and Ethan Partridge wasn"t far behind with 24 points. Partridge was one of three seniors recognized prior to the start of Friday night"s game, along with Isiah Barton and Max Kasiar.

Jacob Traxler also finished in double figures, scoring 15 for Eldorado.

Chase Selby had a team-high 21 points, including four 3-pointers for Johnston City, while EJ Thompson also finished in double figures, netting 15 points.

John Meredith netted nine points for the Eagles, while Kasiar scored seven points. Ray May finished with five points, while Kale Oglesby and Ben Byrd tacked on three points. Gus Scott tossed in two points and Barton had a free throw.

"This may be one of the first games all season that we have won with our offense," EHS head coach Josh Bradley said as they scored a season-high in points. "Our defense wasn"t where I would have liked for it to have been. I thought we rebounded well, but just didn"t move our feet well enough when the ball was in the air on the defensive end and gave up too many three pointers."

The trifecta allowed Johnston City to hang around, especially in the first half as Eldorado took a 22-17 lead after one quarter of play and led 39-28 at halftime. The Indians had five 3-pointers in the first half and finished the game with 11. Johnston City had more made 3-pointers than made field goals (nine).

"Our strength has always been our defense and for us to allow that many 3-pointers … if we play defense like we do on a typical night, we may win by 40 or 50 points," Bradley added. "Offensively, we played really well, but defensively we have to get better over the next couple of days and get ready for Massac County."

Eldorado travels to Massac County on Tuesday and will close out the regular season at Edwards County Friday.

Eldorado 22 17 27 28 — 94

Johnston City 17 11 26 13 — 67

EHS (25-2, 8-1): Oglesby 0 3-4 3, Meredith 2 4-4 9, Partridge 11 2-5 24, Attebury 10 3-5 25, Traxler 6 3-4 15, Kasiar 2 3-6 7, May 2 0-0 5, Barton 0 1-2 1, Jenkins 0 0-0 0, Scott 1 0-0 2, Watt 0 0-0 0, Byrd 1 0–0 3, Cannimore 0 0-0 0. Totals: 35 19-30 94.

JC (13-15, 1-8): Thompson 4 6-8 15, Selby 7 3-4 21, Edwards 0 2-4 2, Catarre 3 0-0 8, Gualdoni 2 1-2 5, Peek 1 1-2 4, Campbell 2 2-2 8, McPherson 1 0-0 3, Beasley 0 1-2 1. Totals: 20 16-24 67.

3-point FG: EHS 5 (Attebury 2, Meredith, May, Byrd), JC 11 (Shelby 4, Catarre 2, Campbell 2, Beasley, Peek,Thompson). Fouls: EHS 20, JC 21. Technicals: EHS (Kasiar).