Eastern Overcomes Double-Overtime Thriller

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The Eastern Eagles (3-9, 3-6) won their third straight in a double-overtime thriller against their TVC-Hocking foe Miller (6-7, 2-7) 67-61.

With their three game winning streak, Head coach Jeremy Hill feels that the character and mindset had changed for the better for his squad.

“We (Eastern) can win,” Head Coach Jeremy Hill said. “We have discovered that we can win basketball games.”

Although his statline didn’t seem like it, key player Jeff Facemeyer had an off night. Finishing with 17 points, other players stepped up and faced the troubles head on.

“We faced adversity,” Hill said. “We came through that adversity, this team would not have done that earlier in the year.”

Cam Richmond was the leader in this game for the Eagles with a team high 20 points on 64 percent shooting from the field and shot 5/6 from the free throw line.

The Eagles still had a tough time on defense as the Falcons shot 67 percent from the field. Seattle Compton led all scorers with 22 points on 75 percent shooting from the field. He was also able to grab seven rebounds.

The free throw line was also a problem for the Eagles. As a team, they shot 18-34 from the charity stripe. Two of those free throws came from Owen Arix in the second overtime, sealing the victory for the Eagles.

“What do you think we’re going to do in practice come this week?” coach Hill joked.

Going into the rest of the season, Coach Hill feels that there is a difference in this team compared to the team that was 0-9.

“These guys can trust everybody now,” Coach Hill said. “When we were 0-9 some people didn’t trust everybody on the team. Now, they trust each other that they can get the job done.”

The Eagles will take their three game win streak to Belpre on Tuesday. The Falcons will try and get back to .500 when they take on Waterford on next Friday.