Eagles fall to Luverne at home

Published 10:27 pm Monday, December 12, 2011

Head coach Pate Harrison walked off the court knowing his team could have done more.

Goshen fell 66-47 to the ninth ranked Luverne Tigers Monday night.

“Luverne has a good team,” Harrison said. “I think we let the pressure of playing a good team get to us.”

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The Eagles kept thing close in the first half pulling to within two on a Joshua Milsp lay-up, 26-24, but Luverne would go on a 8-4 run to end the half and would not slow down from there.

The Tigers started the second half on an 8-1 stretch but the feisty Eagles surged back once again. Deangelo Orum knocked down two free throws, Milsap added a bucket then Reginald Foster drained a three-point to cut the Luverne lead to just six, 42-36.

Foster would finish with a team-high 12 points for the Eagles.

Things got a little heated in the third quarter between the teams forcing a short stoppage in play to cool emotion The period closed on a 13-4 Tiger run extending their lead to 55-40.

“We let our emotion take control,” Harrison said. “We’ve got to learn to zone out the crowd and focus on the task at hand.”

Luverne would outscore Goshen 11-7 to cap the scoring.

Orum scored 10 points in the loss for the Eagles while Joshua Milsap added nine. Brandon Alford finished with eight. Bean and Jerome Lawrence each had four for Goshen.

The Eagles fall to 2-2 on the season and will take on Zion Chapel at home on Thursday.

In the girl’s game, Luverne dominated throughout defeated the Eagles 60-29.

Ivia Pollard was the major offensive producer scoring 24 of the team’s 29 points.

Tyana Greenwood added three while Lynze Price chipped in with two.