Eagles drop 61-34 home loss to N. Union

While the Eagles had a strong opening quarter in their December 21 home game with North Union, trailing by just a 13-9 margin, they just couldn’t sustain it over the long haul. The visiting Warriors proceeded to outscore them 26 points to 10 over the next two periods in pulling out a 61-34 win to finish the 2018 portion of the schedule.

Chase Mason opened the Eagle scoring by bombing in a three-pointer from deep in the corner. Jake Darland then pulled up and fired in a bucket from close range as Union led 6-5. A Thomas Matthes free throw tied the score at 8-8, and later he would sink another freebie to keep them within 10 points. Darland hit one of two from the line to desperately try to keep them in it at 26-11. After being badly outscored over the second quarter, the purple and gold came out of the locker room determined to still make a game of it. They kept working hard to find some points, with a bucket from the top of the key by Mason making it 31-14. The Eagles buried a trey on the next possession for a 33-17 score, and stayed right with them through the rest of the quarter. North Union would edged them out by seven points over the fourth and final period.

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