MOUNDRIDGE — The losing continues for Canton-Galva High School boys basketball team as they fell on the road to Moundridge High School during their homecoming night, 60-34.
It was a bad start for the Eagles right after the Wildcats shot two back-to-back 3-pointers to give them an early lead. The Wildcats were up 8-0 in the first quarter, and the Eagles weren’t able to catch up to them the entire game.
“With us coming in and homecoming, we knew that they were going to be ready to play,” said Eagles head coach Shane Duncan said.
The Eagles struggled to stop the Wildcats leader, Noah Eichelberger. The senior led the Wildcats with 23 points. Duncan had no answers in stopping Eichelberger and was amazed in the effort he performed on the Eagles’ defense.
“Eichelberger has been outstanding in the first half. He’s a phenomenal shooter, and we knew if we run him off the line, he’s not going to miss much and he proved that. I thought he has been fantastic,” Duncan said.
A young team with a struggling season, Duncan played one senior, three sophomores, and four freshmen all season long. Despite a losing record, he has been appreciative of the boys’ effort and believes his team has a future going forward.
“It’s a developing season. There’s going to be some growing pains of course, but you don’t want to have those growing pains losing by 34. I think our young kids are developing and in the future, I think we’re going to have a very solid team and all of this is going to pay out,” Duncan said.
The Eagles fall to 3-14 of the year and will play their final game at home against Little River High School next Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Wildcats improve to 12-8 of the season and will finish their season on the road against Solomon High School next Friday at 7:30 p.m.
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