JUNIOR EAGLES REMAIN UNBEATEN!

By William

LITTLE RIVER – On Thursday the Canton/Galva junior high boys’ basketball team went west to Little River where the Junior Eagles defeated the Junior Redskins, 38-13, to remain unbeaten both in league play, 9-0, as well as overall, 11-0.

The Junior Eagles ‘A’ team shutout the Junior Redskins in the first quarter 6-0 before powering out to a 14-point second quarter to take a commanding 20-2 lead going into the halftime break.

After scoring 18 more points in the third quarter, the Junior Eagles continued to dominate despite not scoring a single point in the final quarter and took the final 25-point, 38-13 victory.

By winning and staying unbeaten the Junior Eagles will now head into the Wheat State League Tournament beginning on Thursday, February 6, as the number one seed and as the only undefeated team. Canton/Galva will host the tournament.

Leading the way for the Junior Eagles ‘A’ team was Wyatt Collins who had the game high of 17 points while Jordan Duncan scored 11. Duncan connected on three three-pointers while Collins dropped in two.

Top scorers for the Junior Redskins were Jaxon Konen with five and Treygan Birdsong who chipped in four.

In the ‘B’ game, the Junior Eagles took a seven-point, 24-17 victory while the Junior Redskins scored a 12-2 win in the ‘C’ game which only played one half.

The Canton/Galva Junior Eagles had one more non-league game before the league tournament as they were scheduled to play host to Goessel on Monday.

CANTON/GALVA JUNIOR EAGLES vs. LITTLE RIVER JUNIOR REDSKINS

SCORING ‘A’ TEAM:    1          2          3          4          FINAL

JUNIOR EAGLES           6          14        18        0          = 38

JUNIOR REDSKINS       0          2          4          7          = 13

CANTON/GALVA JUNIOR EAGLE ‘A’ TEAM SCORING (38 total points): Wyatt Collins – 17; Jordan Duncan – 11; Kaiden Wilson – 4; Lane McMannis – 4; Jory Ratzlaff – 2. Three-Pointers Made: Jordan Duncan – 3; Wyatt Collins – 1.

LITTLE RIVER JUNIOR REDSKINS ‘A’ TEAM SCORING (13 total points): Jaxon Konen – 5; Treygan Birdsong – 4; Carter Stansbury – 2; Brady Obley – 2.

LEAGUE STANDINGS:              OVERALL         LEAGUE

  1. JUNIOR EAGLES 11-0                 9-0
  2. Solomon 8-3                   8-1
  3. Elyria Christian 9-3                   7-2
  4. Centre 6-5                   5-4
  5. Goessel 5-7                   5-4
  6. Herington 5-7                   4-5
  7. JUNIOR REDSKINS 4-6                   4-5
  8. Peabody/Burns 2-9                   2-7
  9. Wakefield 1-11                 1-8
  10. Rural Vista 0-11                 0-9

SCORING FOR THE ‘B’ TEAM GAME:

JUNIOR EAGLES: Noah Collins – 10; Keaton Ryan – 4; Isom Marston – 4; Jase Beltz – 2; Garrett Silsby – 2; Brayden O’Hara – 2.

JUNIOR REDSKINS: Brady Obley – 6; Jaxon Konen – 5; Kyler Bergkamp – 2; CJ Herzog – 2; Ty Janette – 2.

SCORING FOR THE ‘C’ TEAM GAME:

JUNIOR EAGLES: Keaton Ryan – 2.

JUNIOR REDSKINS: Kal-El Robinson – 6; Ty Janette – 3; Chris Norez – 2; Zaden Farmer – 1.

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