By William

It was a game of total domination on Saturday as the Canton/Galva boys basketball team buried Burrton 73-16 in the fifth-place game of the Goessel Bluebird Classic to raise their season mark to 2-2.

The Eagles flew out to a 25-point, 27-2 first quarter advantage and lead by a whopping 35-points at 45-10 going into the halftime break before cruising in for the final 57-point victory.

Eleven Eagle players put points by their name in the scorebook led by Brayden Collins who scored 24 while also leading the team in the paint with eight rebounds. Brandon Huff and Conner Koehn came close to double digits with nine and eight points respectively with Koehn also grabbing seven rebounds, passing out a pair of assists and making four steals.

Cason Mastre and Christian Darrah each made three steals on defense while three other Eagles swiped at least two as the team recorded 18 steals in the game as Burrton made a total of 38 turnovers during the game.

Besides Collins and Koehn taking care of business on the boards, six Eagles grabbed at least four or five rebounds in the game as they dominated the paint by pulling down 48 rebounds to Burrton’s 28. Of those 48 rebounds, 28 were on the offensive end of the court.

Another point of excitement for the game was the season debut of all-stater Tyson Struber who had been out with an injury. Struber played 12 minutes and scored six points, grabbed four rebounds, dished out three assists and made two steals.

The Eagles will be at home on Tuesday when they tangle with Lyons before going to Solomon on Friday.

CANTON/GALVA vs. Burrton

SCORING:        1          2          3          4          FINAL

EAGLES            27        18        22        6          73

Burrton           2          8          2          4          16

TEAM STATS:              EAGLES            Burrton

FGM-FGA                    27-58               6-26

3PTM-3PTA                 3-17                 0-4

FTM-FTA                     10-21               4-10

ASSISTS                       13                    2

REBOUNDS                  48                    28

TURNOVERS                9                      38

STEALS                        18                    0

BLOCKED SHOTS         3                      0

FOULS                          16                    16


Brayden Collins = 24 points with 8 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 blocked shot.

Brandon Huff = 9 points with 1 rebound and 2 assists.

Conner Koehn = 8 points with 7 rebounds, 2 assists, and 4 steals.

Tyson Struber = 6 points with 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals.

Garrett Maltbie = 6 points with 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 blocked shot.

Xavier Westbrook = 4 points with 4 rebounds and 1 assist.

Andrew Prieb = 4 points with 5 rebounds and 2 steals.

TJ Koehn = 4 points with 4 rebounds and 1 steal.

Brayden Minson = 3 points with 1 rebound and 4 assists.

Christian Darrah = 3 points with 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and 3 steals.

Cason Mastre = 2 points with 3 steals.

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