Eagles play well in home loss to North Iowa Two players in double digits

Chase Mason tries to slice through the Bison defenders for a basket. He led his team with 28 points and also had 12 rebounds for a great night’s work. Photo by Les Houser

With two players hitting in double digits, the Eagle Grove varsity boys played quite respectable in a home game last Friday versus North Iowa before losing 71-59 on senior night. The Bison led 25-21 at the break.

The scoring began with Chase Mason hitting a huge three from the corner, and he would continue his busy offensive night by driving in for a basket a bit later and drawing a foul. He hit his throw for a 6-2 advantage. Caden Butler then got into the act by slashing down the lane himself to score while also drawing a trip to the line. He would miss, making it 8-5 as the Bison pulled a bit closer. Butler drove in again to score and was fouled. He hit his throw, and with 2:17 left it was 11-5 as the Eagles kept a good start going. With under a minute left in the quarter, Butler’s jumper made it 13-9 and that’s how the quarter would end.

Ben Olson got into the act in the second period, hitting a three-pointer for a 16-11 margin. Mason followed by burying a trey from deep in the corner for a 19-17 lead as the Bison pulled a bit closer by then. Mason would drive in and draw a foul, hitting both ends of the one and one for a 21-20 lead with 1:33 to halftime. It was then that things started to turn a bit bad for the home team, as a couple of steals were converted into Bison points right before the half as they carried the momentum into the locker room.

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