By William /

CANTON = Despite having just four full practices together after football season, the Canton/Galva boys basketball team showed they could be a team to reckon with as they hosted Rural Vista in their 2021-22 season opener on Friday and buried the visitors in a flourish of offense with a 79-33 win.

It was all offense in the first quarter as the two teams combined for forty-two points with the Eagles gaining an early 16-point, 29-13, lead before running away from Rural Vista in the second quarter to take a commanding 51-15 advantage into the halftime break.

After pushing their lead out to fifty-two points by the end of the third stanza, the Eagles pulled off the pedal and cruised in for the final 46-point victory.

Senior Tyson Struber led the Eagle offense with thirteen points while both Brayden Doughman and Garrett Maltbie also reached double digits in the scorebook with 11 and 10 points, respectively. Just missing double digits was Christian Darrah and Xavier Westbrook who chipped in with nine and eight points each as twelve Eagles put at least a pair of points in the scorebook by their names.

Canton/Galva helped themselves by hitting seven three pointers led by Darrah and Jaden Ediger with two each.


The Eagles will now prep for three games the week of Monday, December 6 to Saturday, December 11 as they play in the annual Goessel Bluebird Classic.


SCORING:                 1          2          3          4          FINAL

Rural Vista               13       2          9          9          33      

EAGLES                      29       22       25       3          79      

TEAM STATS:                       Rural Vista                EAGLES                     

No Team Stats were available.


Scoring (79 Total Points): Tyson Struber – 13; Brayden Doughman – 11; Garrett Maltbie – 10; Christian Darrah – 9; Xavier Westbrook – 8; Jaden Ediger – 6; Lane McMannis – 5; Cason Mastre – 4; Wyatt Collins – 4; TJ Koehn – 4; Preston Minson – 3; Eddy Reedy – 2.

Three-Pointers Made (7): Christian Darrah, Jaden Ediger – 2; Tyson Struber, Wyatt Collins, Brayden Doughman – 1.

Rebound Leaders: No Information Available.

Assist Leader: No Information Available.

Leader in Steals: No Information Available.

Leader in Blocked Shots: No Information Available.

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