Boys Basketball Team Beats Eastbrook In Grant 4 Consolation

Posted on December 31, 2019 in Boy's Basketball, Winter Sports

Consolation

Oak Hill 66, Eastbrook 35

The Golden Eagles started the second half with a 17-0 run and held the Panthers scoreless for nearly six minutes to break open what had been a competitive game.

Oak Hill scored the first six points of the game and led 16-10 after the first quarter. The Eagles maintained a six to eight point advantage until Kody Dubois’ 3-pointer with just over two minutes remaining in half made it 24-15.

Alex Baker scored a pair of field goals for Eastbrook with a Ryan Pederson free throw in between, before Pederson’s bucket gave the Golden Eagles a 27-19 at intermission.

Dubois started Oak Hill’s decisive run with another 3-pointer just over a minute into the third quarter and would add two more triples to help the Eagles score 17-straight points in less than a three-minute span. Tristen Hayes had a pair of two-pointers while Tahj Johnson and Clay McCorkle also added buckets to extend Oak Hill’s lead to 44-19.

Eastbrook scored seven-straight points on two Bryce Schamber free throws, a Deniro Trout 3-point and a two from Jake McKim to pull within 18, but would get no closer the rest of the contest.

Dubois finished with a game-high 16 points while Hayes added 12 and Jacob Winger scored 10 off the bench for Oak Hill. McCorkle finished with eight, Pederson added seven and Johnson scored six. Pederson grabbed a game-high eight rebounds while McCorkle had six boards and four assists. Hayes had four rebounds and three assists.

Baker scored 12 points and Schamber added nine to lead the Panthers and both pulled down five rebounds.

Oak Hill (5-3) plays three-straight road games starting at Western on Jan. 3. The Eagles then go to Peru (Jan. 10) and Eastern (Jan. 11) before hosting Southwood (Jan. 14).

Eastbrook (0-7) goes to Daleville (Jan. 3) and Cowan (Jan. 11) the returns home to meet Northfield (Jan. 12) and Oak Hill (Jan. 17).

Oak Hill’s Johnson wins sportsmanship award

Tahj Johnson, a senior three-sport standout at Oak Hill, was the recipient of the WBAT Sportsmanship Award following Grant Four championship Saturday night.

The award represents athletic and academic achievement as well as mental attitude.

Johnson, who competes for the Golden Eagles in cross country, basketball and track and field, said the award is a representation of more than just his athletic prowess.

“It just kind of portrays the image I try to put out there for myself, the team and the school,” he stated. “It tells about all I’ve worked for, how my parents raised me, how coach (Kevin) Renbarger and coach (Paige) Brunner and all the other coaches have trained me coming up through the program.”

Johnson will continue his academic and athletic career at Indiana State in the fall, where he will compete in track and field for the Sycamores.

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