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Early Eagle effort fades vs. Patriots

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Shelbyville point guard Sterling Smith drives past a Oakland defender.
(T-G Photo by Gary Johnson)
After a close first half, Shelbyville Central saw visiting Oakland pull away after halftime for a 76-48 win in the season opener for the Golden Eagles on Tuesday.

"I really liked our effort and the focus we played in the first half, even though we we're really clicking on offense, we played well on defense and battled the whole first half," Central coach Stan Eggleston said. "We didn't come back the same way in the third quarter and that was the difference in the ballgame."

Early Eagle lead

Junior Kendall Ray fires off a shot in the Eagles' loss to Oakland.
(T-G Photo by Gary Johnson)
In a low-scoring first quarter, the Eagles (0-1) held an 8-3 lead before the Patriots regrouped to outscore Shelbyville 25-17 in the second stanza and post a 28-25 lead at the intermission.

Oakland took over in the third quarter, outscoring the Eagles 24-9 to go up 52-34 after three periods.

The Patriots' size and depth really caused Shelbyville some problems in the second half as the Eagles were dominated on the glass.

"There's no doubt about it, we've got some work to do and we've got to do a much better job of getting into position for rebounds and blocking out," Eggleston said, "We work on that every day at practice and we'll keep working on that."

Eagle senior Tyias Allison goes up strong for a shot against Oakland on Tuesday night.
(T-G Photo by Gary Johnson)
Balanced Patriots

Oakland had a balanced scoring attack, placing three players in double digits.

Kyle Oliver led the way with 20 points, including a dozen in the second half. Kendale Welborn netted 13 with George Stanberry adding 11.

Tyias Allison led the Eagles with 10 points with Kendall Ray pitching in nine.

A total of 53 fouls were committed with the Eagles collecting 27 and Oakland 26.

Shelbyville was 15-of-27 at the charity stripe while Oakland was 18-of 29.

Oakland 3 25 24 24--76

Shelbyville 8 17 9 14--48

Oakland (76)--Oliver 20, Welborn 13, Stanberry 11, Lippert 9, Black 7, Givens 7, Epps 6, Howse 3.

Shelbyville (48)--Tyias Allison 10, Ray 9, Parsons 7, Smith 7, Tavist Allison 6, Ward 6, Leslie 2, Carpenter 1.

3-point goals--Oakland (8): Welborn 4, Givens 1, Howse 1, Epps 1, Lippert 1; Shelbyville (5): Ray 2, Tyias Allison 2, Smith 1.

Halftime--Oakland 28, Shelbyville 25.

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