“We had an excellent second quarter, but one outstanding quarter isn’t enough against a good basketball team like Port Aransas,” said Eagle head coach Steve Marbach.
The Marlins jumped ahead 15-5 after the first eight minutes but a combination of good Eagle “D” and some cold-shooting, the Marlins were shut out in period two. The Eagles amassed 17 points on their side of the scoreboard. Pettus led 22-15 going into halftime.
The Marlin defense resurfaced in the third period and held the home team to just four points. The Marlins regained the lead with a 17-point outburst and held a 32-26 advantage.
The visitors shot well over the final period and added 18 points while holding the Eagles in check with 10.
“Though we defended fairly well all night, we shot terribly for most of the game. Hopefully, we can find our shooting touch again going into the second half of district play,” Marbach said.
Ryan Beck hit for 12 points, 10 coming from the free throw line. Beck recorded a double-double on the night with 16 rebounds against the Marlins. Hunter Tomlin was also in double figures with 10 points. Tim Gill netted eight points and Clay Brown added five. Eric Montez closed out the Pettus scoring with one.
The Eagles played host to Falls City on Tuesday night and will be back on the court on Tuesday night in Kenedy against the Lions.