EAGLEVILLE — The Community Vikings cut an 18-point deficit to six in the final quarter, but the hill was too steep to climb for the Vikings as the Eagleville Eagles defeated Community 50-39 in …
EAGLEVILLE — The Community Vikings cut an 18-point deficit to six in the final quarter, but the hill was too steep to climb for the Vikings as the Eagleville Eagles defeated Community 50-39 in a basketball contest Tuesday night.
With four players picking up three fouls in the first half, the Vikings had trouble getting into an offensive flow to start the game.
Community managed to only trail 10-8 before an 8-0 Eagleville run gave the Eagles an 18-8 lead heading to the second quarter.
The fouls started mounting for the Vikings in the quarter.
Community could only score nine points, but the Eagles cooled down and scored just 10 as Eagleville took a 28-17 lead into halftime.
The Vikings trailed 35-25 with 1:47 to play in the third quarter before another 8-0 Eagleville run gave the Eagles a 43-25 lead heading to the final quarter.
With Jacob Flannagan scoring six points and Cole Crockett adding four, the Vikings scored the first nine points of the quarter and cut the Eagle lead to 43-34 with 4:17 left.
A three-pointer by Corey Paterick put the Vikings within six at 45-39 with 1:51 to play, but Community could not get closer as the Eagles scored the final five points to stretch their winning margin.
Rhett Deaton and C.J. Goers each scored nine points to lead the Eagles.
Flannagan had 10 points to lead the Vikings.
The Eagles were 17-of-28 at the foul line while the Vikings were 4-of-11.
Community travels to Cascade for its District 7-AA opener Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
Community 8 9 8 14 — 39
Eagleville 18 10 15 7 — 50
Community: Jacob Flannagan 10, Landon Lovvorn 7, Cole Crockett 7, Jason Cullum 4, Ramon Hernandez 2, Emery Smith 4, Corey Paterick 3, Austin Stickler 2, Dallas Grooms, Noah Watson.
Eagleville: C. J. Goers 9, Brady Burns 7, Grey Barker 6, Camden Cole 4, James Bega 3, Rhett Deaton 9, Isaac Gazaway 5, Kaden Snitzer 4, Jordan Reed 3.
3-Point goals: Community (1): Paterick; Eagleville (1): Barker.
Halftime score: Eagleville 28, Community 17.
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