CANTON — A rough home tournament ended on a positive note for the Canton-Galva High School boys basketball team. The Eagles defeated St. John’s Military 47-36 Friday night, led by a resurgent effort from Jordan Gagnebin.
“Jordan gave us a huge spark off the bench tonight,” head coach Shane Duncan said. “He had been in a slump since Christmas break, but he came out of it tonight. It was great to see him shoot with confidence.”
The Eagles held an 8-7 lead after the first quarter, but outscored St. John’s Military 9-4 in the second quarter to take some momentum into halftime.
The Eagles led 26-17 entering the fourth, and exploded for 21 fourth quarter points for the win. The game would have been more lopsided had St. John’s Military not also exploded in the fourth quarter with 19 points.
“Our pressure really bothered them through three quarters, we just couldn’t finish enough easy buckets to put it out of reach,” Duncan said. “We scored well in the fourth, but unfortunately, so did they.”
Gagnebin filled out the stat sheet nicely with 12 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. Nick Pearson added 12 points while Hunter Pearson had 8 points and 8 rebounds. Hunter Pearson was also named to the All-Tournament Team.