Trego basketball boys claim victory

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Looking for a receiver, Tate Pfannenstiel attempts to get the ball past his Oakley opponent

By Helen Giefer

In their home basketball game against Oakley on December 13, the Trego Eagle boys’ basketball team proved their skills by winning with a score of 47-25.

In the first quarter, the Eagles dominated the game, taking 18 points to Oakley’s one. They slipped a little in the second quarter, letting Oakley get 14 points; however, they still had the lead at halftime with a score of 28-15.

Once again leaving Oakley with only one point, the Eagles achieved 11 points in the third quarter, making the score 39-16. The Eagles struggled more in the fourth quarter, and Oakley took nine points while Trego took eight, but the Eagles’ large lead gave them the victory, and the final score was 47-25.

Coach Sean Dreiling indicated that Alex Haxton and Emmit Owens did a particularly good job in the game. “Alex Haxton had eight points and three assists and did a great job defensively on Oakley’s best player,” stated Dreiling. Also, “Emmit Owens had 24 points, seven rebounds, and five assists.”

Dreiling also commented on the game as a whole.

“That was the best we have played all year. Defense is key for us to win games. It’s tough, but if it were easy, everybody would do it.”