Southern Upsets Eastern’s Comeback

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For the second time in the past week, the Southern Tornadoes take down the Eastern Eagles 52-48.

This difference with this game is that the Eagles post season hopes are diminished.

After a Jett Facemeyer pull up jumper tied the game at 29 with 3:46 left in the third. The Tornadoes then went on a 7-1 run to end the quarter.

Eastern attempted a major comeback after going down by 10 halfway through the fourth quarter. The Eagles hit a jumper that cut the lead to three with a minute to play.

Southern was unable to hit free throws and Facemeyer hit a layup that cut the lead to two, 50 to 48 with 6.4 seconds left in the game.

Crenson Rogers hit both of his free throws with four seconds to play and iced the game.

Rogers played a huge role for the Tornadoes all night and finished with 19 points and 8 rebounds.

Tylar Blevins also had 19 points and added in 4 rebounds as well.

The two combined for 38 of Southern’s 52 points, and only three other Tornadoes scored.

Much like the game that was played last Friday, Southern jumped out to an early 10-2 run, but the difference was that the Tornadoes never trailed in this game.

For the Eagles, Facemeyer did everything he could as he put up 24 points. The only other Eagle to score double-digits was Dillon Swatzel as he finished with 11 points and 14 rebounds.

Cam Richmond finished with only three points and Ross Keller only had one point. Last matchup, Keller had 13 points and kept the Eagles in the game when no one else was scoring.

Eastern has a regular season make up game that was cancelled earlier in the season to still play, as the Eagles will travel to Federal Hocking on Feb. 26.

For Southern, the Tornadoes playoff push continues as they play South Gallia on Feb. 24 at 6:15 p.m. at Meigs high school.