“Three Rivers just outplayed us in the first half. But in the second half, we played extremely better and made a game of it,” said Eagle head coach Tony Ferguson.
The Bulldogs came out shooting “lights-out” as they piled up 22 first period points and then added 21 more in the second quarter to open up a 43-22 lead at the half.
The Eagles fought back beginning in the third period and cut into the big Bulldog lead by seven points, 23-16. It was a 59-45 lead heading into the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs were still out front by 14, a pretty big number to overcome in eight minutes.
The Pettus boys hit for 18 points in the fourth, but Three Rivers added 16 points to their side to hold them off.
“Our young men gave everything they had and it showed. Obviously, I continue to be very proud of the effort and teamwork these young men display,” said Ferguson.
Eric Montez led the Eagle scoring attack with 18 points on the night. C.J. Cruz hit for 12 markers as did Matt Gonzales. John Grayson followed closely with 11. Clay Brown was also in double figures with 10.
The Eagles were hot from beyond the arc as Brown and Cruz connected on two three-pointers. Grayson and Gonzales each hit one long-range jumper.
The Eagles closed their regular season Tuesday night with a home game against the Kenedy Lions.