Kolby Dean

O'Neill's Kolby Dean goes up against a tough Pierce defense on Tuesday, Dec. 17 game in O'Neill. Photo by Terry Miles.

On Tuesday, Dec. 17 the Eagles played host, this time to the Pierce Bluejays. The Eagles got off to a slow start, putting only five points on the board in the first quarter and four in the second. The Bluejays put up 10 and nine points to lead 19-9 going into halftime.

The third quarter, the Eagles came out strong putting up 12 points while the Bluejays only got seven more on the board. The fourth quarter was close with the Eagles having 15 points and the Bluejays 16 points, but the Eagles still ended on the losing side at the buzzer 36-42.

O'Neill's leading scorers were Landon Classen with 16 points shooting 57 percent from the three-point range and 100 percent at the free throw line, with three rebounds and five steals; Brady Sidak eight points and one rebound; Andrew Alder six points; Michael Poese five points, two rebounds and one steal; and Kolby Dean one point, five rebounds and one steal.

PHS 10 9 7 16 42

OHS 5 4 12 15 36

Saturday, Dec. 21 found the Eagles on the road to face the Wayne Blue Devils. The Eagles struggled the first half only managing to put six points on the board in the first quarter and nine points in the second while the Blue Devils put up a neat 20 in each quarter. At the half, the Eagles trailed 15-40.

The second half went started a little better when the Eagles added 14 points to their score while keeping Wayne to nine. But in the fourth quarter the Blue Devils again outscored them putting up 17 to the Eagle's nine. At the buzzer, the Blue Devils walked away with the 66-38 win.

Leading scorers for the Eagles were Dean with 14 points, shooting 63 percent from the floor and the 67 percent at the free throw line, with five rebounds and two steals; Sidak with eight points and making four out of five from the the floor, with one rebound and one steal; Keegan Moore seven points and one steal; Peyton Matthews three points; Poesse two points and four rebounds; and Alder and Matthew Pardun each with two points.

WHS 20 20 9 17 66

OHS  6   9 14 9 38


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