Wildcats easily defeat struggling Jays
The Edgar High School boys basketball team easily defeated Athens last week Friday in a Marawood North matchup, but the Jays came back on Monday to pick up a nonconference win over the Rockets. The Marathon team handily defeated Stratford last week and the Tigers returned to the court on Tuesday to defeat Amherst.
Here is a recap of the past week’s action.
The Edgar High School boys basketball team took advantage of a strong second quarter to put the Bluejays of Athens away last week Friday.
The teams struggled offensively in the first quarter with Athens putting in just four points and Edgar scoring just nine, but the Wildcats poured in 20 points in the second quarter while Athens scored 10 to take a 29-14 halftime lead.
By the end of the third period the Wildcats led by 20. Athens was able to outscore the Cats, 16-12, in the final quarter but Edgar picked up with a 56-40 win.
The Athens Bluejays boys basketball team picked up a much needed win Monday as they narrowly defeated Spencer, 48-47, in a nonconference matchup.
The two teams were even at the end of the first quarter and the Rockets pulled up by two at the close of the first half, then lead by four following the third quarter. Athens put in 17 points in the fourth period while holding Spencer to 12 to edge out the Rockets for the win.
The Marathon boys basketball team downed Stratford last week, 51-31.
The Raiders started out with a 19-10 lead after the first quarter and expanded that to 30-18 by the break. The Tigers were able to outscore Marathon by one point in the third but still managed just seven points and continued to trail by more than 10 going into the final eight minutes of play. The Raiders added 15 more points in the last quarter while the Tigers put in just six.
The Tigers won a 69-59 contest over Amherst on Tuesday in overtime.
Stratford trailed by three, 12-9, after the first period, and was down by two at halftime, but tied the game up before the end of the third quarter. Going into the final stanza at 34-34, the Falcons and the Tigers battled back and forth with both teams putting in 17 points before the end of regulation. But in overtime it was all Stratford. The Tigers outscored the Falcons 18-8 in the extra period to take the 10-point victory.
To read the full write-up from this week’s boys basketball action, pick up the Feb. 18, 2015, issue of The Record-Review or subscribe online at http://www.centralwinews.com/subscribe-rr-tp