CANTON – It was a great way to end the 2022 portion of the schedule for the Canton/Galva boys as they hosted Wakefield on Tuesday and buried the visitors with a 56-point, 75-19 victory.
The win puts the Eagles at 6-2 heading into the Christmas break. Next time Canton/Galva will be on the competitive hardwood will be on Friday, January 6 when they travel to Elyria Christian.
“Another game we came out ready to play,” pointed out Eagle head coach Larry O’Connor in his brief post-game reflections. “We were able to get some young guys some valuable playing experience. Excited to get a couple of injured starters back after the break and see what we can do.”
Canton/Galva flew out to a 25-point, 31-6 lead by the end of the first quarter and held a commanding 33-point, 43-10 advantage at the halftime break. Outscoring Wakefield 32-9 in the final two quarters the Eagles used the entire bench in the fourth quarter as they cruised in for the win.
Eleven Eagles put points by their name in the scorebook by the end of the game led by four in double digits. Jett Vincent led all scorers with 16 while Jase Beltz had 11 and both Noah Collins and Garrett Maltbie finished with 10. Wyatt Collins nearly made it five in double digits as he finished with eight. Both Noah Collins and Jase Beltz connected on two three- pointers.
Wakefield at CANTON/GALVA EAGLES
SCORING: Wakefield > 6-4-2-7=19; CANTON/GALVA EAGLES > 31-12-24-8=75.
CANTON/GALVA EAGLE INDIVIDUAL SCORING: Jett Vincent – 16; Jase Beltz – 11; Noah Collins – 10; Garrett Maltbie – 10; Wyatt Collins – 8; Preston Minson – 6; Landon Kauffold – 5; Walker Nightingale – 4; Cason Mastre – 3; Camden Kruse – 2.
3-Pointers Made: Beltz, N. Collins – 2; Kauffold, Mastre – 1.
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