EATON — After a stretch where Eaton won three out of four match-ups, they have dropped three out of their last four, including two out of three the past week.
The Eagles started off with a tough 70-59 loss to Bellbrook on Tuesday, Jan. 5, before beating Brookville 51-48 on Friday, Jan. 8. The next day, they hosted Greenville but lost 93-63.
Against Bellbrook, the Eagles went into the second quarter down 13-12, but a 20-point frame by Bellbrook pushed their lead to eight heading into halftime.
The lead was too large for Eaton to overcome, and Bellbrook outscored them 20-16 in the third before Eaton hung touch, outscoring Bellbrook 18-17 in the fourth.
Eaton was led by Trevor Pittman, who posted 24 points. Trey Smith added 12 points and four rebounds while Daniel Howard chipped in seven points, seven rebounds, and two steals.
They found their groove again three days later, downing Brookville. It was a closely contested game all the way through, with Eaton outscoring the Blue Devils 11-9 in the first before tying them 15-15 in the second frame.
Brookville cut the lead to one after the third period, but Eaton was able to hold on for the three-point win.
The Eagles were led again by Pittman with 16 points and eight rebounds. Ronnie Lindsey and Smith each added nine points while Howard chipped in another seven points and nine rebounds.
The very next day, against Greenville, the Eagles played the Green Wave closely for the first quarter. They went into the second period only down two, 24-22.
But a 10 point second quarter by Eaton, while allowing 24 in the same time frame, pushed the deficit to 16 points heading into the break.
From then on out, it was all Greenville, outscoring Eaton 50-31 in the second half.
Smith posed 17 points for Eaton while Pittman chipped in 15. Jason Sneed had nine points while Lindsey chipped in seven points and six rebounds.
The Eagles are scheduled to take on host Valley View on Friday, Jan. 15.
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