Sunday, June 24, 2018
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Eagle boys limit turnovers, beat Arthur County Wolves

Arthur County’s man-to-man defense backfired Saturday night as the Brady boys beat the Wolves in several one-on-one opportunities inside the paint to win 66-59 at home.

“It doesn’t always work out for us that way,” said Eagle coach Rich Britten, “but we did a good job of taking care of the ball and keeping them from getting more scoring opportunities.”

The score was tied 16-16 at the end of the first period.

Arthur County made a run in the second quarter, leading 25-20 midway through the period, but Brady charged back to take a 30-29 advantage into halftime.

“We got down in the first half but never by very much,” Britten said. “There was never that time when the kids looked at the scoreboard and said, ‘Here we go again.’”

The Eagles limited turnovers to just seven for the game. Britten said that made a huge difference.

“We won by seven,” he said. “If we’d have had four more turnovers, that would be four more opportunities Arthur County has to score and shots we don’t get to take. Hopefully the kids have learned the importance of taking care of the ball.”

Brady pushed ahead in the third period, leading 40-31 with four minutes left in the quarter and extending the margin by as many as 15.

The Eagles carried a 48-35 advantage into the final stanza before Arthur County worked for a comeback.

The Wolves chomped away at the lead until they had cut it to

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