Purdy boys split varsity games

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Purdy Eagles basketball team couldn't overcome a slow start and fell 55-48 to Thomas Jefferson last Tuesday night.

"We got behind early and were taken out of our game plan," said Purdy coach Tommy Egan. "I was proud of the boys. They fought back in the second half. We cut the lead down to 2 points, but TJ hit some clutch shots."

The Cavaliers led 17-11 after one quarter of play and 29-19 at halftime.

Purdy cut into the Thomas Jefferson advantage, outscoring the Cavaliers 15 to 10 in the third period.

Alex Oserowsky led Thomas Jefferson in scoring with 28 points. Justin Brown added 13 points.

Scoring for Purdy were: Devon Bennett, 17; Cody Hall, 10; Cameron Terry, 8; Drew Williams, 4; Brent Cornman, 3; and Alex Haworth, Glenn Scott and Garen Nelson, 2 each.

Eagles down Exeter

The Purdy Eagles doubled up the Exeter Tigers 65-31 last Monday night.

"We made some outside shots early, which got us off to a quick start," said Egan. "We did a good job of getting the ball inside against their zone in the second half.

"We were active defensively and were able to get some good things out of our presses," Egan continued. "We were very balanced with our scoring, which we always like to see."

The Eagles led 19-8 at the end of the first quarter and 34-15 at halftime. Purdy outperformed the Tigers 17 to 10 in the third period and 14 to 6 in the final quarter.

Scoring for the Eagles were: Bennett, 12; Haworth. 11; Nelson. 10; Hall, 9; Terry, 7; Scott, 5; Cornman, 4; Josh Antle, Williams and Keevin Walker: 2 apiece; and Austin Hancock, 1.

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