Eastern Struggles With Scoring Against Waterford

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With a minute to go in the second quarter, Waterford (12-3) reeled off six points to head into the half with a 38-31 lead. From there on, the Wildcats continued to extend their lead and won against the Eagles (4-12) 71-57.

Coming out of the locker room, Waterford continued going on an 18-5 run in four minutes of game time.

The Wildcats distributed the scoring between seven different players, including three with more than ten. Bryce Hilverding led the way with 19 points.

However, forward Andrew Theiman played a crucial role in the game. He finished with 16 points and provided help in the post. On multiple occasions, Theiman forced Eastern to double-team him, and he would pass the ball out to an open shooter throughout the game.

Theiman was vital in the ball movement of the offense, and he forced a double team on multiple occasions. Once the double team came, he would kick it out for to a shooter for a 3-pointer. The Wildcats finished the game eight 3-pointers on 18 shots.

On the other side of the court, Eastern struggled with ball movement. Jett Facemeyer and Dillon Swatzel made up most of the Eagles’ scoring. The two combined for 30 points. However, the rest of the offense couldn’t find the basket and only had 27 points.

Eastern quickly turns around, playing Wahama at home on Feb. 3. The Wildcats return to play at Fort Frye on Feb. 5.