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Eagles swoop down on hapless Indians
by Bruce Harper
Dec 02, 2012 | 1042 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
GANADO — The visiting Pettus Eagle varsity basketball team ambushed the Indians on Tuesday night, 55-40.

Some hot outside shooting, better concentration at the free throw line and pretty good defense were all keys for the Eagles.

“Once again, our whole team effort was good throughout the game. We also did a better job at the free throw line this game,” said head coach Tony Ferguson.

“I am very proud of our young men and how they are working as a team toward our early season goals.”

The Eagles owned a 20-8 lead after one period, and that jumped to a 35-16 advantage by halftime. The Indians added eight more points in the third period, but the Eagles hit for 11 markers to increase their lead to a comfortable 46-24 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Ganado mounted a rally in the fourth as the Eagles slowed down their pace, but it was too little to change the outcome.

Dylan Dunn led the Eagles in scoring with 11 points. Kyle McJunkins and Matt Gonzales followed with 10 markers. Clay Brown made nine points.

Dunn had two treys on the night, while Brown and CJ Cruz both hit one long-range jumper for threes.

“Our scoring was balanced this game which is what we are looking for,” Ferguson said.

The JV Eagle boys also picked up a victory with a 31-16 drubbing of the young Indians. Diego Delgado led the Pettus scoring with 15 points in the JV game.

“Once again, we are proud or the JV team’s effort and defense,” said Ferguson.

The Eagles host Karnes City on Tuesday night and will compete in the Nordheim tournament next weekend.
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