By first half standards, Galatia gave Eldorado all it wanted and more. In the second half, Eldorado did what the Eagles have done the past two games, getting the running clock and posting a 72-39 win over the cross-county Bearcats Wednesday night at the Vienna Classic.
The Eagles (3-0) posted a 77-34 win over Carrier Mills and an 88-34 win over Century. Eldorado is averaging 79 points per game and beating holding opponents to 35 points per game.
The first quarter saw four lead changes and four ties between the two teams. Eldorado eventually took a 12-9 lead and closed out the quarter on a 9-4 run to lead 21-13.
Galatia outscored Eldorado 16-15 in the second quarter, but still trailed 36-29 at the break.
The bright spot for the Eagles was the charge off the bench from junior Joe Mayberry as he replaced Braden Attebury who had picked up two first half fouls.
Mayberry had 14 first half points and finished with a game-high 25 for the Eagles, who put three other players in double figures.
John Meredith flipped in 14 points for Eldorado, while Jacob Traxler tacked on 13 points and Atterbury had 10 points in the third quarter to finish with 12.
Gus Scott had a triple in the fourth quarter, while Kale Oglesby finished with a bucket and Ray May was held to one point.
Austin Stevens led the Bearcats with 14 points, while Austin Pritchett and Braxton Lane each finished with four points. Garrett Beers tacked on two points.
Eldorado is now 3-0 in the tournament, heading into tonight's (Friday's) game with Cobden before closing out the tournament with host Vienna.
Galatia is 0-3 in the tournament and will play Century tonight at 5:30 and close out the tournament against Carrier Mills on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
Carrier Mills-Stonefort is also 0-3 after Wednesday night's 76-67 loss to Century.
Darion Barners was one of four players to score in double figures for CMSF with a team-high 19 points.
Andrew Lollis finished with 14 points, while Billy Lewis added 11 and Deandre Moss tacked on 10 to round out the double-digit scoring.
Jeremy Choat scored seven points, while Nathaniel Reed finished with four and Colton Betz tossed in two points.
The Wildcats will play Vienna tonight at 8:30 and play Galatia on Saturday night.
Michael Dann covers prep and college sports for the Harrisburg Register, Eldorado Journal & The Gallatin County Democrat. Follow him on Twitter: @spydieshooter.