Eagles rout Zion Chapel, 65-46
Published 10:28 pm Friday, January 17, 2014
The Goshen Eagles picked up a big area win over the Zion Chapel Rebels Friday night.
Goshen jumped ahead early, and pulled way late to down Zion 65-46.
The Eagles were never threatened in the contest, and Goshen head coach Johnny Mitchell liked what he saw from his team.
“Anytime you get a win, it is good night,” Mitchell said. “But especially an area is even better. We needed this one tonight. We have been snake bit a lot this year with injuries and losing close games. So it was great to get a win, and we need to keep it going.”
Goshen led 35-19 at the half, but quickly went to work in the third quarter to build a more comfortable lead.
Denzil Green battled hard on back-to-back possessions for layups, and Deangelo Orum continued his late-season surge by dropping in eight points in the quarter, including a pair of threes on consecutive possessions.
“We are still growing every day at practice and games,” Mitchell said. “This team gets better every time they touch the floor. As a coach, all you can ask for are 100 percent effort and improvement.”
Not to be outdone by his senior teammate Orum, young eighth grade Zach Alford drained threes on back-to-back Goshen possessions late in the fourth quarter.
Mitchell liked the confidence his players played with in the win.
“You can’t play this game uptight and worried about a mistake,” Mitchell said. “They played relaxed, and with confidence. We get a couple of more wins, and the confidence will continue to build for this team.”