Archive for Thursday, January 31, 2008

Seventh-grade basketball

January 31, 2008

The Eudora seventh-grade varsity basketball team traveled Monday to Spring Hill, but couldn't hang with the Mavericks, falling 43-18.

The Cardinals could not match the early intensity of Spring Hill. Eudora failed to score in the first quarter for the fourth time this season. Spring Hill jumped out to 23-6 first half lead and would never look back.

The Cards had few answers for Spring Hill's press and inside game. Eudora did manage to cut into the lead in the third period, but it wasn't enough.

The team played much better Thursday in a 34-30 win at home against Wheatridge. Having dropped four games in a row, the Cardinals were looking to get back to winning ways. Once again, Eudora struggled early offensively.

Excellent team defense kept the Cards somewhat close as they trailed 14-7 at halftime. Eudora couldn't get any closer in the third and found themselves looking at an eight point deficit heading into the final frame. The fourth quarter belonged to Eudora, as things started to really click on the offensive end.

Eudora scored 20 in the final period to pull out the big, thrilling victory.

The seventh grade varsity squad came out playing very well Jan. 22 against a tough and aggressive Ottawa team. Eudora managed to keep things close until midway through the second quarter. Although the Cards showed obvious signs that they are getting better each and every game, Ottawa prevailed with a 52-15 victory.

The varsity squad goes to Central Heights Thursday.

¢ The seventh-grade junior varsity picked up their first win of the season Thursday with a thrilling battle against Wheatridge. The Cardinals went into half up 12-7 but came out a little slow.

Wheatridge began to mount a comeback in the fourth quarter. Still, the Cards came through in the clutch winning, 18-17.

The team lost a difficult game Jan. 22 against Ottawa. The Cards played sound throughout the game except for the second quarter when they gave up a 9-2 scoring streak.

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