When you spend most of the game wondering if you’ll end up with more turnovers than points, odds are the final result isn’t going to be in your favor.
With an offense as high-octane played by the Eugene boys basketball team, it’s easy to forget the Eagles also play at the other end of the floor.
It was a game fitting of two state-ranked teams, and like the saying goes, it was a shame one of them had to lose.
When it was winning time, the Macks Creek Pirates stepped up and did just that.
There’s an old coaching adage that says the most important part of a basketball game is the first five minutes of the second half. But on Thursday night, the most important thing for the Blair Oaks Falcons was the first two minutes of each half.
It seems only fitting the second triple-overtime game of the season between the California Pintos and the Hallsville Indians would be decided by a triple. California scored the game’s final points when Austin Gump canned a 3-pointer with :13 left in the third extra session, then watched a last-second 3 by Hallsville miss the mark to emerge with a 68-66 win in the Class 3 District 8 Tournament.
The weather was cold. The bats were colder.
Coach: Class 1 tournament 'grueling'
With a state team title riding squarely on his shoulders, you might have thought Blair Oaks wrestler Cole Kemna would have been feeling the pressure. Not even close.
After suffering a tough loss in Friday night’s semifinals, it would have been understandable if Fatima’s Cody Huhn was still hurting Saturday. Instead, Huhn put the hurt to his opponents in a pair of matches at the Class 1 state tournament.
It was just what the doctor ordered. Coming off a pair of tough losses, the Blair Oaks Falcons tuned up for next week’s district tournament by pummeling the School of the Osage Indians 76-53 on Friday night.