VBHS closes out their week winning three out of four
by Andy Southard | February 12, 2018 7:55 am
The Van Buren County High School basketball teams had a busy end to their week last week. The Eagles and Eaglettes both had games on Thursday night and Friday night.
On Thursday night, VBHS pulled off a sweep, when they traveled to Monterey High School to take on the Wildcats and Lady Wildcats. On Friday night, the VBHS split with Clay County.
On Thursday night, the Eaglettes used a strong second and third quarter to pull away from the Lady Wildcats and pick up the 49-33 win.
In the boy’s game, the Eagles and Wildcats battled it out for four quarters, with neither team ever able to gain much separation from the other, and the game would be forced into overtime with the game all tied up at 60. In overtime, Mr. Basketball finalist Caden Mills led the Eagles to the 70-63 win, scoring 9 of the Eagles’ 10 points.
On Friday night, the Eaglettes struggled against the Lady Bulldogs and were unable to overcome them, falling 60-41.
In the second game of the night, the Eagles used a big second and third quarter to create separation and pull away from the Bulldogs on their way to an 80-64 win.
In the first game, on Thursday night, The Eaglettes fell behind early, trailing Monterey 12-6 at the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter, the Eaglettes came alive, outscoring the Lady Wildcats 22-10 in the quarter, and the Eaglettes would lead 28-22 heading into the locker room.
After halftime, the Eaglettes would use their defense to hold Monterey to 1 point compared to their 11 and led the Lady Wildcats 39-23 heading into the fourth quarter.
In the final quarter of play, both teams would finish the quarter with 10 points, as VBHS pulled out the 49-33 win.
Johnson led the Eaglettes with 14 points. Christian and Emma Scoggins both chipped in 12 points each, and Gabby Young would add 4 points. Sierra Delon, Desarai Baker, and Mayla Clendenon each finished with 2 points, and Chloe Ragland rounded out the scoring with 1 point.
In the second game of the night, the Eagles and Monterey both matched each other scoring in the first and second periods, scoring 13 points each in the first quarter, and 18 points each in the second. Both teams would head into the locker room with the score all tied up at 31-31.
In the third quarter, the Eagles would outscore the Wildcats 19-16 in the quarter and would lead 50-47 heading into the fourth quarter.
In the last quarter of play, the Wildcats would outscore the Eagles 13-10 in the quarter to force overtime, with the score all tied up at 60.
In overtime, Mills took control of the game, scoring nine of the Eagles’ 10 points, and Monterey was only able to get 3 points, as the Eagles would pull out the 70-63 win.
Mills led the Eagles with 31 points, and Bo Walker chipped in 12 points. Jared Binkley added 11 points, and Sawyer Shockley finished with 9 points. Jacob Crain rounded out the Eagles’ scoring, finishing with 7 points.
On Friday, the Eaglettes fell behind early trailing 12-7 at the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter, the Eaglettes doubled their scoring output but were outscored 20-14 in the quarter and trailed Clay County 32-21 heading into the locker room.
In the third quarter, the Eaglettes couldn’t get much going, as they were outscored 20-7 in the quarter and trailed 52-28 heading into the final quarter of play.
In the fourth quarter, the Eaglettes outscored Clay County 13-8 in the quarter but couldn’t overcome Clay County as they fell 60-41.
Emma Scoggins led the Eaglettes with 9 points. Baker and Hannah Sullivan chipped in 6 points. Lily Fredrick and Chloe Hillis both finished with 3 points. Christian, Johnson, Delon, Gabby Young, and Ragland rounded out the Eaglettes’ scoring with 2 points.
In the nightcap, the Eagles and Clay County both ended the first quarter with 14 points each, but in the second quarter the Eagles outscored the Bulldogs 22-14 and took a 36-28 lead into the locker room. After halftime, the Eagles came out of the locker room hot, outscoring Clay County 25-14, and the Eagles led the Bulldogs 25-14 heading into the final quarter of play.
In the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs would outscore the Eagles 22-19, but the Eagles would win by a final score of 80-64.
Mills led all scorers with 28 points. Walker and Dillion Young both chipped in 13 points. Shockley added 11 points, and Binkley finished with 7 points. Axel Rodriguez ended his night with 6, and Austin Miller rounded out the Eagles’ scoring with 2 points.
With the wins, the Eagles move to 22-5 on the season. With the split, the Eaglettes sit at 10-17 on the season. VBHS will close out their season, on Feb. 12, when they play host to South Pittsburg. The Eaglettes defeated South Pittsburg 89-72 the last time these two teams met. The Eaglettes will be looking to do the same on Monday night. The Eagles won their game 96-68 and will look to pick up the season sweep on Monday night.