By William / www.mcpherson-county-ks.com
LYONS – An offensive failure in the second quarter proved costly for the Canton/Galva boys on Tuesday as they suffered their second loss in a row, this time on the road at Lyons, losing 54-45.
The Eagles came out strong in the first quarter with Jaden Ediger hitting a pair of three pointers as they doubled up Lyons and took an early 16-8 lead before the offense came unraveled and they scored but two points in the second quarter while Lyons put 23 on the board to take a comfortable 13-point, 31-18 advantage into the halftime break.
While Canton/Galva outscored the home team 27-23 in the final two periods of play, it was not enough to keep Lyons from earning the final nine-point victory.
With eight Eagles putting at least three points in the scorebook, the team had balanced team scoring overall with Tyson Struber being the lone Eagle to make double digits with 11. Three Eagles finished with seven points in Xavier Westbrook, Christian Darrah and TJ Koehn.
WHAT’S NEXT FOR the EAGLES?
Now 3-2 for the season, the Eagles will be at home on Friday to play host to Solomon before traveling to Wakefield for a rare game on Saturday. This will be the final two games before the holiday break.
CANTON/GALVA EAGLES at Lyons
SCORING: 1 2 3 4 FINAL
EAGLES 16 2 9 18 45
Lyons 8 23 8 15 54
TEAM STATS: EAGLES Lyons
Shooting n/a n/a
3-Pointers 6 1
Free Throws 13/22 (59%) 12/15 (80%)
Rebounds (Off/Def) n/a n/a
Assists n/a n/a
Turnovers n/a n/a
Steals n/a n/a
Blocked Shots n/a n/a
Personal Fouls 17 16
CANTON/GALVA EAGLES INDIVIDUAL SCORING & STAT LEADERS:
Scoring (45 Total Points): Tyson Struber – 11; Xavier Westbrook – 7; Christian Darrah – 7; TJ Koehn – 7; Garrett Maltbie – 6; Jaden Ediger – 6; Lane McMannis – 3; Cason Mastre – 3.
Three-Pointers Made (6): Jaden Ediger – 2; Tyson Struber, Cason Mastre, Christian Darrah, Garrett Maltbie – 1.
Rebound Leaders: No Stats Available.
Assist Leader: No Stats Available.
Leader in Steals: No Stats Available.
Leader in Blocked Shots: No Stats Available.