COLLINS, MINSON LEAD EAGLES

By William

WAKEFIELD – On Thursday evening the Canton/Galva boys traveled to Wakefield and powered past the home team on their way to a dominating 67-35 win.

The Eagles ran out to a 22-point, 25-3 lead by the end of the first quarter and then extended the advantage to 30 points at 44-14 going into the halftime break before cruising in for the final 32-point victory.

It was a true team effort as the Eagles had 12 players put at least a pair of points by their name in the scorebook, led by the two Braydens, Collins with 16 and Minson with 14 thanks to four three-pointers.

Amazingly Canton/Galva dominated the paint and outrebounded Wakefield 45-26 including a whopping 19 offensive grabs while outscoring the home folks in the paint 34-12. Both Conner Koehn and Andrew Prieb pulled down six rebounds while Collins and Garrett Maltbie each had five as all 12 players recorded at least one rebound in their stat sheet.

Other interesting stats for the game and the Eagles included 24-2 advantage in transition points, a 19-9 advantage in points off a turnover and 19 second chance points off an offensive rebound.

The Eagles also dished out 21 assists on 26 field goals made in the contest eight players recording at least one led by Garrett Maltbie with five and Cason Mastre with four.

The Eagle boys will be back in action Tuesday when they play host to the Wichita Warriors.

CANTON/GALVA EAGLES at Wakefield

SCORING:     1          2          3          4          FINAL

EAGLES          25       19       15       8          67

Wakefield     3          11       14       7          35

Wakefield Team Stats: FG 12-39; 3PT 3-12; FT 8-16; AST 7; RBS 26; TO 23; STL 3; BLK 0; FLS 14.

CANTON/GALVA EAGLES TEAM STATS: FG 26-66; 3PT 9-33; FT 6-14; AST 21; RBS 45; TO 13; STL 11; BLK 0; FLS 17.

CANTON/GALVA EAGLES INDIVIDUAL STAT LEADERS:

Scoring (67 total): Brayden Collins – 16; Brayden Minson – 12; Christian Darrah – 7; Tyson Struber – 6; Cason Mastre – 6; Conner Koehn – 5; Brandon Huff – 4; Jaden Ediger – 3; Andrew Prieb – 2; TJ Koehn – 2; Garrett Maltbie – 2; Xavier Westbrook – 2.

3-Pointers Made (9 total): Minson – 4; Mastre – 2; Darrah, Huff, Ediger – 1.

Assists (21 total): Maltbie – 5; Mastre – 4; Struber – 3; Darrah, Huff, Prieb – 2; Collins, Minson, Westbrook – 1.

Rebounds (45 total): Conner Koehn, Prieb – 6; Collins, Maltbie – 5; Struber – 4; Mastre, Westbrook – 3; Darrah, Huff, TJ Koehn – 2; Minson, Ediger – 1.  

Steals (11 total): Mastre – 3; Collins, Prieb – 2; Minson, Struber, Huff, Maltbie – 1.

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