The O'Neill Eagles traveled to Plainview on Tuesday, Feb. 11 to take on the Pirates.
The Eagles took control in the first quarter when they put 21 points on the board. The Pirates trailed closely behind with 17 points. In the second quarter, the Eagles again outscored the Pirates by three points. At the half, the Eagles led 39-32.
The second half went much like the first with the Eagles just outscoring the Pirates by two points in the third and three points in the fourth. At the buzzer, the Eagles managed to add up to a 12 point win, 59-47.
Leading scorers for the Eagles were Brady Sidak with 19 points, shooting 50 percent from the three-point range and 63 percent from the floor, with three rebounds and three steals; Kolby Dean with 15 points, including one three-point shot, shooting 57 percent from the free throw line, with 12 rebounds and three steals; Landon Classen 10 points and five rebounds; Peyton Mathews five points, five rebounds and two steals; Michael Poese four points, nine rebounds and one steal; and Andrew Alder and Mason Walsh, each with three points.
OHS 21 18 10 10 59
PHS 17 15 8 7 47
Then on Friday, Feb. 14, the Eagles hosted the Ord Chanticleers in their new gym.
The game started neck and neck as the Eagles managed to get eight points on the board in the first quarter and the Chants put up seven points. The second quarter went about the same as the Eagles added 12 points to their total and the Chants marked up an additional 10. At the half, the Eagles led 20-17.
The third quarter the Eagles tacked on an additional 10 points, while the Chants scrounged up 16 more points. The Chants finally outscored the Eagles in the fourth quarter getting an addition of 13 points, while the Eagles only put 10 more points on the board. Moore shot at three at the buzzer for the win 49-46.
Leading the Eagles were Keegan Moore with 18 points, shooting 71 percent from the three-point range; Dean 17 points, making one three-point shot, shooting 67 percent from the floor, getting six rebounds and two steals; Alder five points, four rebounds and one steal; Sidak four points and one steal; Classen three points, two rebounds and two steals; and Mathews two points and two rebounds.
OHS 8 12 19 10 49
ORD 7 10 16 13 46