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Second half keys Tiger win, 56-35

Eagles struggle scoring in second half

The Paxton Tigers used hot shooting in the second half to beat the Brady boys basketball team 56-35 Friday night.

Head coach of the Eagles Dave Jacobs said Paxton hit most of its shots down the stretch and Brady couldn’t keep up with the scoring.

“Giving up 56 points isn’t terrible but we weren’t making shots,” Jacobs said. “They made some threes late and shot really well.”

The first half of the game was a near-even contest. Brady trailed by one at the end of the first quarter 7-6 and both teams scored 15 in the second quarter with Paxton leading 22-21 at intermission.

In the second period Troy Lusk scored six points and Chase Viter added five points.

“In the first half we played some pretty good basketball,” Jacobs said. “Unfortunately, we got into some foul trouble.”

With foul trouble and poor second half shooting, Brady scored only eight points in the third quarter and six in the fourth.

Defensively, Jacobs said the unit wasn’t moving its feet and didn’t have a sense of urgency.

“The kids understand that we have to play defense better than that.”

Leading the Eagles in scoring were Troy Lusk and Chase Viter with 11 points each.

The Tigers high scorers were Cody Blackwell and Justin Corfield with 16 points apiece.

Scoring by quarters:

Brady 61586—35

Paxton 7151816—56

EAGLE SCORERS: Troy Lusk 11, Chase Viter 11, Trevor Mann 4, Austin Widick 4, Nate Sitorius 3, Brant May 2.

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