By William

ELYRIA – Consistency played a big part on Tuesday in the Elyria Christian boys basketball teams, 41-23 victory at home over Herington.

Except for the third quarter, the Elyria Eagle boys scored at least 10 points in each of the other three periods of play on Tuesday.

After pulling out to an early eight-point, 13-5 lead at the end of the first quarter, Elyria then put up another 10 on the scoreboard in the second to take a 23-14 advantage with them into the halftime break.

Coming out of the break, it was the Eagle defense that keyed the third quarter as they held the visitors to zero points while putting up another eight to take a commanding 31-14 lead into the final eight minutes of action.

“It was nice to see the ball go through the basket,” noted Elyria Eagle Head Coach Zach Goodrich. “I felt we played with more urgency and did the things that we needed to do to be more successful on both sides of the ball. Offensively we moved the ball and got some second chance looks off offensive rebounds. Defensively, our younger guys are starting to figure out rotations and that was nice to see.”

Only four Eagles put points in the scorebook as Zach Stucky had a huge night, scoring 21 points which included three three-pointers, while also pulling down six rebounds and making two steals. Bret Anderson also had a big game with 12 points, six rebounds and three steals. Keyan Wiggers led the Eagles in the paint with seven rebounds.

Talking about his players, Coach Goodrich continued by saying, “Zach (Stucky) and Bret (Anderson) were able to find some rhythm offensively and hopefully it will be a confidence booster for them as we have some tough contests coming up. I was pleased with their decision making, and I truly believe they can do that night in and night out for us. Keyan (Wiggers), Anderson and Stucky were big on the boards for us, which was an area we wanted to be better after our first contest back from the break.”

Coach Goodrich concluded his reflections by adding, “We still have a long way to go, but I did like the way we responded after our Saturday contest. These next two days of practice are very important for us as we prepare to take on a very good Little River team.”


The victory over Herington give the Elyria Eagle boys an even .500 mark for the season now at 4-4. They will be back on the hardwood on Friday when they play host to Little River.



Herington                    5          9          0          9          = 23

ELYRIA EAGLES            13        10        8          10        = 41


TEAM STATS:                          Herington                    EAGLES

Shooting                                  10-33 (30%)                 13-35 (37%)

3-Pointers                                2-8 (25%)                     3-8 (38%)

Free Throws                            1-7 (14%)                     12-23 (52%)

Rebounds                                24                                29

Personal Fouls                         20                                11

Assists                                      5                                  5

Turnovers                                19                                13

Steals                                       4                                  10

Blocked Shots                          2                                  3

ELYRIA EAGLE INDIVIDUAL SCORING & STAT LEADERS (41 total points): Zach Stucky – 21; Bret Anderson – 14; Gage Schneider – 4; Ben Unruh – 2. Three-Pointers Made (3): Zach Stucky – 3. Leading Rebounders: Keyan Wiggers – 7; Zach Stucky – 6; Bret Anderson – 6. Leader in Steals: Ben Unruh – 3; Bret Anderson – 3; Zach Stucky – 2.

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