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Rally Propels Eagles Over Valley In Tourney

By Staff | Jan 18, 2017

Photo by Bruce Crawford The Eagles’ Nick Priem goes in between three Valley Lumberjacks for a score.

Magnolia overcame a 45-34 deficit, midway through the fourth period, in the consolation game of the Boggs Pizza and Grill’s annual Roundball Classic to win 63-58 in overtime Jan. 14 in Tyler Consolidated Gymnasium.

With the Lumberjacks up, 45-34, with 4:14 on the clock, the Eagles’ Jake Fruner put back a missed Magnolia shot, and shortly after, Leo Herrick was fouled by the ‘Jacks Dylan Irvin. It was his fifth foul of the game, and he had to sit the rest of the way.

Up to this point, Irvin paced Valley with 16 points and a Bakers-dozen rebounds to go along with a pair of blocks. That took the wind out of Valley, and Magnolia started to take advantage.

Herrick drained one of two freebies to get the game to 45-37, but the ‘Jacks Alex Midcap drained two free throws to get the lead back to double-digits.

However, Herrick would bank in a three-pointer off the glass to get Magnolia’s deficit back into single digits, and the ‘Jacks missed two chances to extend its lead, missing the front end of a one-in-one bonus twice in a row at the free throw line.

Herrick knocked in a deuce to pull the Eagles a bit closer, but Midcap answered with two charity tosses to push Valley’s lead to 49-42 at the 2:38 mark. The ‘Jacks missed two more free throws, while the Eagles’ Tyler Williamson cashed in with two free throws.

Midcap sank two more freebies, but the ‘Jacks only made the back end of a double-bonus from the charity line that pushed their lead back to 52-44 with 1:23 left in regulation.

Magnolia’s Brooks Parsons got the Blue Eagles excited when he finished off a conventional three point play off a nice assist from Fruner with the time winding down to 1:12.

However, Midcap worked his magic once more, drilling two more from the free throw line with .48 seconds remaining and a 54-49 lead.

Herrick scored on a baby hook shot, and Parsons netted one of two charity

tosses to pull to within a deuce with 26.9 seconds remaining.

Parsons would deflect a ball from a Valley player over to Herrick for the tie-breaker, sending the game into overtime at 54-54.

Magnolia scored two straight baskets for its first lead of the game. Magnolia was double teamed in the back-court by Valley’s intense defense and the Eagles Head Coach, Dave Tallman, tried to call a time-out that no officials could hear. Tallman went all the way past mid-court to do so, but instead of a time-out, the referees called a technical foul on Tallman.

Midcap sank both tries for his 10th straight, with a little over two minutes remaining in overtime. However, the Eagles would close the game out with five more points to get the win, with Midcap sinking a snow-bird at the buzzer for Valley.

Valley controlled the game the entire first quarter and third quarter, but in the end, the Eagles found away to get the win.

Midcap led the Lumberjacks with 22 points, including a pair of baskets from beyond the arch. He sank 10-10 from the free throw line, with eight coming in the fourth period and over-time.

Irvin tallied a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds, while Levi Streets added nine markers. Tyler Kocher and Colby Bucher each tallied four points, while Peyton Bassett swished a three-pointer.

Herrick led four Blue Eagle double-digit scorers with 16 points, while Williamson followed with 15, Fruner with 14 points and Priem with 12. Parsons scored five points, while Peau Halahingano netted a free throw.


‘Jacks Lose Opener, 48-28 To Cameron

After a slow start by both Cameron and Valley, the Dragons would outscore the ‘Jacks, 33-17, in the second half to defeat Valley, 48-28, in the opener of the boys Boggs Pizza and Grill Annual Roundball Classic at Tyler Consolidated on Jan. 13.

Dylan Irvin led all-scorers with 13 points, while Alex Midcap netted eight points. Tyler Kocher posted four points, while Levi Streets added a three-ball.

Trey Routt paced the Dragons with 13 points.


Silver Knights Crowns Blue Eagles, 61-52

Tyler Consolidated topped Magnolia, 61-52, in the Boggs Pizza and Grill Roundball Classic to advance to the championship against Cameron Jan. 13 inside the Silver Knights Gymnasium.

Tyler was paced by Jace Reed with 23 points, while Quintin Richmond netted a dozen.

Four Eagles tallied double-digit scoring in the loss, paced by Nick Priem with 13 points and Tyler Williamson with 11 points, while Jake Fruner and Leo Herrick each contributed 10 markers. Off the bench, Eli Nice scored five points, while Peau Halahingano sank three points.


Cameron Beats Tyler in Championship, 61-48

The Cameron Dragons topped host Tyler Consolidated, 61-48, in the championship game of the Boggs Pizza and Grill Roundball Classic, Jan. 14 inside the Tyler Consolidated Gymnasium.

Trey Scott tallied 12 points, while Colby Brown netted eight points to lead the Dragons scoring.

Dylan West and Dylan Roberts paced the Knights with 14 and nine points, respectively.