Eighth-grade varsity earns OT win
The eighth-grade boys junior varsity improved to 4-1, defeating the visiting Louisburg Wildcats Tuesday, 24-16.
All of the boys played well during the game and they never let the Wildcats get back into the game.
Jeremy McClellan and Tanner Byrne led the team with six points each. Trevor Shepley, Nick Mills, Josh Ricley, Matt Jump, Alex Cox and Caleb Hines all had 2 apiece.
The eighth-grade varsity lost Tuesday against the Louisburg Wildcats, 38-27. Eudora led at halftime with a 16-13 score, but poor defense and rebounding in the second half led to the loss.
Joel Lauer was the high scorer with 11. Justin Ballock had with six. Brian Katzfey had three. Evan Cleveland, Reece Long and Matt Schultz had two each, and Drew Noble had one.
The eighth-grade boys varsity won in overtime Jan. 17 against the visiting Paola Panthers, 45-41.
Because of a poor defensive performance, the Cardinals were behind for most of the game. In the fourth quarter, the boys found their rhythm on both ends of the court. Two jump balls and a Long to Ballock assist with less than five seconds to play sent the game to overtime. The Cards dominated the overtime and got the win.
Ballock led the team in scoring with 19. Lauer had 12. Noble finished with eight, and Katzfey, Cleveland and Long had two each.
The seventh-grade junior varsity fell Tuesday to the Louisburg Wildcats, 22-7.
The Wildcats zone defense limited the Cardinals looks at the basket.
Anthony Mersmann played great defense on Louisburg's big man, who also played varsity, keeping him from getting any clear looks at the basket.
Brandon Elliott drew the first charge of the season, standing his ground against a player almost twice his size.
Scoring for the Cardinals were Elliott, Ivan Espinosa and Zach Brouhard with two points each. Josh Bakarich had one.
The seventh-grade varsity got off to a slow start Tuesday against the Louisburg Wildcats. The boys struggled to adjust when Louisburg switched between a zone defense and man-to-man, and rarely handled the ball well.
The Wildcats coasted in to halftime with a 21-5 lead.
After the half, the Cardinals struggled to get off to a good start and sloppy defense found several players on the sidelines.
Great hustle and defense from Zach Chumbley, Hawley Montgomery, Mack Hartwell, Tyler Miller and Brandon West helped end the ballgame on a good note for the Cards. Despite outscoring the Wildcats in the fourth quarter, Eudora lost, 35-13.
Caleb Clayton-Molby was high scorer for Eudora with seven points. Chumbley had four and Hartwell had two.