Eagle boys fly past Arthur Co., 62-32
The Brady boys basketball team used an aggressive 2-2-1 press to create turnovers and gain confidence throughout its 62-32 route of Arthur County Saturday.
The Eagles surged ahead 14-5 in the first quarter while limiting Arthur County’s opportunities with Brady’s pressure.
“That’s the way a good press works,” head coach Dave Jacobs said. “Turnovers make offense easier and that had a lot to do with our early success.”
Arthur County turned around and handled the Brady press well in the second quarter, Jacobs said, scoring nine points and keeping the Eagles within reach, 24-14
Being up 10 at halftime, Jacobs said he told the players they need to be aggressive with their defensive ball pressure and they responded to the challenge.
Once again, the Eagles limited Arthur County to five points while they scored 18 in the third quarter extending the lead to 42-19.
Scoring success continued in the final frame as Brady scored 20 more points to defeat the Wolves 62-32.
Adding to the list of positives during the game, the Eagles had right players score. Spreading the points around on offense is something Jacobs said is key for future games.
“It’s nice to see kids scoring. It helps round out the team,” Jacobs said. “With Nate Sitorius being our leading scorer teams are going to try and shut him down.”
Sitorius led Brady with 23 points.
Scoring by quarters:
Arthur Co. 59513—32
EAGLE SCORERS: Nate Sitorius 23, Troy Lusk 10, Chase Viter 10, Alec Trobaugh 5, Trevor Mann 5, Austin Widick 4, Brant May 4, Dayne Porter 1.