Boys’ Basketball Go Even – Weekly Recap 1

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Boys’ Basketball Go Even – Weekly Recap 1

Zeke Grier, 12, at the line.

Zeke Grier, 12, at the line.

Lisa Collins

Zeke Grier, 12, at the line.

Lisa Collins

Lisa Collins

Zeke Grier, 12, at the line.

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The boys’ team had a rough start to their week, dropping their first game against long time rival, Lexington Catholic in the first game of the Holy War. The Eagles kept the game close the entire night, but the deciding factor of the game was the team’s failure to take care of the ball. The Eagles ended the game with 18 turnovers but were still able to keep the game within reach. At the sound of the final buzzer, the scoreboard read Knights-58, Eagles-51. Tanner Walton (So.) finished with 17 points, Zeke Grier (Sn.) with 14, and Aaron Abrahamson (Sn.) with 13. The three musketeers scored 86% of the Eagles’ total of 51 points.

After starting the week 0-1 in the district, the Eagles traveled down the road to face Dunbar. The last time the two teams met in that gym, the boys pulled off the first district three-peat in over 50 years. The bulldogs, hungrier than ever, put up a fight, but the Eagles were able to overcome it and with 13 seconds left Sophomore Jeffery Selby hit an and-on layup to tie the game. After a timeout, he then went to the free-throw line, hoping to seal the game. With the crowd going crazy, the sophomore sinked the free throw, putting the Eagles up by 1. On the other side, the boys stopped Dunbar, secured the rebound, and walked out of Paul Laurence Dunbar with a win, evening their record for the week. Walton ended the game with 21 and Abrahamson with 13. The two combined for 77% of the team’s 44 points.