COLLINS, MALTBIE, STRUBER LEAD CANTON/GALVA

By William

CANTON – On Friday, the Canton/Galva boys continued to find some offensive punch as they put 42 points on the scoreboard in the final two quarters on their way to a 66-38 home win over Rural Vista.

After the two teams played even at 11-11 in the first quarter, the Eagles pushed the score to 24-17 going into the halftime break and earned an eight-point, 38-30, advantage after three quarters before putting 28 points in the scorebook in the final eight minutes of play to gain the final 28-point victory.

Several stats stood out in favor of Canton/Galva as they took 71 total shots to just 39 for Rural Vista, outscored the visitors 36-6 from turnovers, of which Rural Vista had 33, second chance points 11-2 and inside the paint where the Eagles put up 36 points to Rural Vista’s 14.

Brayden Collins led the Eagles in scoring with 20 points while Garrett Maltbie put up 16. Both Jaden Ediger and Tyson Struber chipped in with nine and Struber just missed a double double by also pulling down nine rebounds. All Ediger’s points came from three three-pointers.

For the game Struber not only just missed the double-double, but he also made five steals and blocked a shot while Collins and Maltbie both pulled down eight and seven rebounds as well with Maltbie leading the team on defense with six steals.

Now 9-8 for the season, the Eagles had their game Tuesday with the Wichita Warriors canceled and now look to close the season on Tuesday, February 23 with a road trip to Goessel.

CANTON/GALVA EAGLES vs. Rural Vista

SCORING:     1          2          3          4          FINAL

Rural Vista    11       6          13       8          38

EAGLES          11       13       14       28       66

Rural Vista Team Stats: FG 15-39; 3PT 5-21; FT 3-12; AST 12; RBS 34; TO 33; STL 6; BLK 4; FLS 12.

CANTON/GALVA EAGLES TEAM STATS: FG 27-71; 3PT 8-25; FT 4-9; AST 14; RBS 37; TO 14; STL 21; BLK 2; FLS 14.

CANTON/GALVA EAGLES INDIVIDUAL STAT LEADERS:

Scoring (66 total): Brayden Collins – 20; Garrett Maltbie – 16; Jaden Ediger – 9; Tyson Struber – 9; Brandon Huff – 6; Cason Mastre – 3; Lane McMannis – 2; Conner Koehn – 1.

3-Pointers Made (8 total): Ediger – 3; Huff – 2; Maltbie, Struber, Mastre – 1.

Assists (14 total): Maltbie – 6; Mastre – 3; Struber, Brayden Minson – 2; Collins – 1.

Rebounds (37 total): Struber – 9; Collins – 8; Maltbie – 7; Andrew Prieb – 3; Xavier Westbrook – 2; Ediger, Huff, Mastre – 1.

Steals (21 total): Maltbie – 6; Struber – 5; Mastre – 3; Collins, Minson – 2; Huff, Koehn, Westbrook – 1.

Blocked Shots (2 total): Struber, Prieb – 1.

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