(February 13th, 2015) – EDON: The Bombers gave a valiant defense of their hanger, as the junior varsity boys of North Central came to town. However, the hometown boys’ efforts fell just short.
The Eagles took the contest in overtime 41-35.
The visitors from Pioneer put on a stunning defensive display throughout the first quarter. They took the opening period, and an early lead, 7-3. Edon would more than keep pace in the second quarter, however. The Bomber boys pulled to within 1 point of their guests, as they outscored North Central 11-8 in the last period before the half. That allowed the Eagles to nurse a 15-14 advantage as they jogged into the locker room.
Edon picked up right where they left off as the second half began. The third stanza saw the hometown Bombers put up 11 points to North Central’s 9, giving Edon its first lead of the contest. North Central would make up that single point deficit in the fourth quarter, as they took the typically last period of the game, 11-10. Now, with each team tied at 35, an extra period became necessary to determine the winner.
In overtime, the boys of Pioneer played their best defense of the game. They refused to allow Edon to score at all, be it from the floor or the free throw line. On the other side of the court, the Eagles were able to score 6 points, winning by that very margin.
Nick Henry had a great night for North Central, totaling 11 points in the victory. Both Dakota Pitts and Kaleb Geiser added 6 points to the Eagle score as well.
For Edon, it was Tyler Franton who led the way, scoring 11 points of his own. Logan Bloir contributed 9 points, while Travis Siebenaler added 7 more points in the loss.