The boys basketball season progresses

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Rylee Martin, Feature Editor

Week two finally wrapped up last week and the boys went 2-3. Starting off with the D’evelyn Jaguars, the Reds fell short with a score of 63-84. The leading scorers for the Reds were Scott Grable (21) with 22 points and Walker Martin (23) with 16 points. Zac Grable (23) led the Reds with rebounds as he had 8 on the game and Martin came in a close second with 7 rebounds. Senior Gage Butler (21) had 3 steals, and 2 assists for the Reds and a total of 10 points on the night. Compared to the Jaguars, the Reds had a total of 8 rebounds and the Jaguars had 22, the Reds had 26 rebounds and the jaguars had 37. Martin said “Something that has been hard to adjust to is the no fan policy and having to constantly wear a mask, because we just want to play basketball but all of these restrictions keep getting thrown at us.” 

But with that motivation the Reds faced the Valley Vikings later in the week. Bouncing back from the loss that they took earlier in the week, the boys defeated the Vikings 82-43. The leading scorers for the Reds were S. Grable, with 28 on the night, Martin with 21, and Butler with 7. Leading the team in rebounds for the Reds were Martin with 7, Z. Grable with 6, and S. Grable with five. Ben Richter (22) made a statement on the night as he had 4 assists and 2 rebounds. Compared to the Vikings the Reds had a 33% 3-point average and the Vikings shot 0%. The Reds on the night had 19 assists while the Vikings had zero, and the Reds had 34 rebounds. Will Grable (23) said “I think we had a slow start to the game but then we finally started to show them who Eaton Basketball is.” 

On Thursday night February fourth the boys faced the Resurrection Christian Cougars and fell short as the final score was 68-82. The leading scorers for the Reds were S. Grable with 35 points, Martin with 13 points, and Z. Grable with 10 points. Leading the Reds in rebounds was tied between Z. Grable and Martin as they both had five on the night. The 3 point average for the Reds was 40% while the Cougars shot 56%. The Reds had a total of 10 assists and the Cougars had 15. After the devastating loss, Coach Dean Grable said, “We have worked a lot on rebounding and I hope all the work that we have done in practice shows in the games this week“. 

During week three the Reds will face the Estes Bobcats, Frontier Wolverines, and Peak to Peak Pumas.