Eagles handle Opp

Published 3:00 am Saturday, December 3, 2016

Both the Goshen Eagles boys and girls basketball teams improved to 2-0 on Friday night by defeating Opp.

The Lady Eagles began the night and led throughout the game before closing out the game 53-20. The boys had a tougher time with Opp on Friday night after trailing after the second and third quarter the Eagles pulled away in the fourth and won 62-51.

“Nobody on the team was satisfied by the way we played,” said head coach Ethan Carroll. “Maybe we needed to take step away from our egos after beating Highland Home. They hit us in the mouth at the beginning.

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The Eagles entered the fourth quarter trailing 44-41 before outscoring Opp 21-7 to secure the win.

“They answered the call,” Carroll said.  “I think they finally woke up and played a little bit.”

Zack Alford led the Eagles with 27 points, five assists, five rebounds and one steal while Michael Hollis had 19 points and seven assists.

The Lady Eagles had a much easier time handling their opponent. They led throughout the game and outscored Opp 37-10 in the first half.

“We looked extremely good in the first half,” said Lady Eagle’s head coach Fred Lowery. “I couldn’t ask for a better first quarter. We did good in every area of the game.”

Bre Griffin led the way with 23 points, five assists, seven steals and three rebounds, while sister Shamiya Griffin had 23 points and two rebounds.

Cheyenne Tillery also finished in double figures with 11.

Both teams will be back in action when they travel to Brundidge to take on Pike County on December 6.