December 17, 2013
Six games into the season, Eaton’s boys’ basketball team has been battling finding the right chemistry and the lack of a consistent scoring.
Two games last week proved just that.
The Eagles struggled through a 57-36 home loss to Lemon-Monroe on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Eaton fell behind by double-digits early in the second quarter and never recovered.
Matt Sullender led the way with eights points and Erik Hoke chipped in with seven.
Monroe’s Chris Sloneker scored a game-high 25.
On Friday, Eaton may have played its best game to date. But the result was the same.
Eaton controlled most of the game at Bellbrook, leading by as many as 12 points in the second half, only to see Bellbrook hit a game-winning three-pointer with just under 10 second left, to hand Eaton a 59-58 setback.
Eaton shot 17-of-31 from the field , but made only 17-of-31 free throw attempts. Bellbrook dominated on the boards, out-rebounding Eaton 43-14.
Austin Moormeier and Hoke led Eaton with 15 points each. Sullender and Andrew Gevedon each added seven, while Zavier Spears chipped in with six.
Eaton, now 0-6 overall and 0-2 in the Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division, is schedule to visit league-leader Franklin on Friday, Dec. 20.