Eagles trying hard for more basketball wins

If effort and desire could count as a win, the Eagle boys basketball team would have likely had one last Thursday in a 77-59 loss at Humboldt. The Wildcats were up 40-29 at the break, so it was still anyone’s ball game at that point.

Chase Mason certainly tried to do his part, pouring 26 points through the hoops including five buckets from long range. Jake Darland was equally up to the task in netting 17 points with a pair of treys. Thomas Matthes scored five points, Francisco Gonzalez four points, Ben Olson three points and both Enzo Gebara and Caden Butler two points apiece.

“I came out and played my game and the shots were falling,” said Mason. “It wasn’t just me though, as we hung with Humboldt for the majority of the game just by playing good defense and team basketball. We are all looking forward to having a great second half of the season after the break is over.”

Darland cleaned the glass for five rebounds, followed by Mason at three and Olson, Butler and Matthes all at two each. Gonzalez grabbed one carom. Gebara dished out four assists, with Darlnd Austin Purcell at three each and Olson at one.

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