Broncos stampede over Brady boys
The Eagle boys’ early struggles continued throughout the entire game against Mullen Thursday.
The Broncos hit a three-point shot on the first possession of the game and didn’t look back in their 66-32 win over Brady.
There wasn’t much Brady could do against a good Mullen team.
The Eagles didn’t score for the first four minutes of the game and were in a 17-7 hole after one quarter.
Offensive problems continued for Brady into the second quarter as the Eagles didn’t score for another five minutes while surrendering 20 points to the Broncos.
At halftime, Brady trailed 37-10.
“We needed to hit some early shots and get positive vibes going,” head coach Dave Jacobs said. “We got some good looks but they would rattle out. When you miss early and often against a good team like Mullen its hard to get confidence for the defensive end.”
Jacobs talked about playing hard and closing the point gap to something manageable in the fourth quarter, but Mullen’s offense continued to show strengths in all areas.
The Broncos scored 18 more points in the third period compared to eight by Brady.
Mullen had a comfortable 55-18 lead going into the final quarter.
Brady finally clicked on the offensive end, Jacobs said, in part to Mullen’s substitutes playing, as the Eagles scored 14 fourth-quarter points.
Jacobs gave Mullen credit for their overpowering performance.
“We wanted to contain their drive and create opportunities but didn’t,” he said. “Their big guy got a lot of good looks because of Mullen’s guards driving.”
Nate Sitorius led the Eagles with 10 points.
Scoring by quarters:
EAGLE SCORING: Nate Sitorius 10, Eric Roe 7, Troy Lusk 4, Chase Viter 3, Alec TroBaugh 2, Trevor Mann 2, Brant May 2, Matt Neiman 2.