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Eastern Eagles: Dec. 13-20

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Despite only having one game this week and a strong performance by Jett Facemyer the Eastern Eagles could not get enough practice as they fell to TVC Hocking foe Trimble 78-42 Friday.

The loss makes it six in a row this season for the Eagles as they are winless on the so far on the year.

Eastern struggled on both ends of the court all night. Despite an early lead in the first quarter, the Eagles could not bounce back after two runs by the Tomcats and were down 17-11 going into the second quarter.

The Eagles had sparks of offense, but could not stop the Trimble assault from Bryce Guthrie and Justice Jenkins while on defense. After the buzzer-beating lay-up by Jenkins the Tomcats went into the half up 35-20.

One thing the defense was able to produce in the first half was turnovers as the Tomcats coughed it up seven times compared to the Eagles four. Rebounds were in favor of Trimble 21-19, however. The Tomcats also had more success shooting than the Eagles as they made 44 percent compared to the 33 percent the Eagles produced.

The second half was the same as the first in terms of stopping the Trimble attacking, or lack thereof. The Tomcats were up by 13 heading into the final quarter.

The 13-0 run by the Tomcats to start the quarter ultimately put the game out of reach for the Eagles. They did not score their first points of the quarter until there was less than five minutes left. Rebounds were a problem still in the second half as the Tomcats were able to grab 15 rebounds, nine being offensive.

With the Tomcats shooting over 50 percent on the night and the Eagles only shooting 32 percent, there wasn’t enough on either side of the ball to get the first victory of the season for the Eagles.

Eastern will take another shot for the first win when it takes on Waterford on Tuesday, Dec. 22.