Colonel Crawford sophomore Brody Martin had a solid night for his first year of varsity, leading the Eagles with 19 points for a 72-36 victory over conference rival Wynford.
“It felt pretty good,” he said. “Wynford just wasn’t used to me.”
He made eight of 10 shots including five of seven 3-pointers.
“I think the sophomore grew up tonight,” said David Sheldon, Colonel Crawford head boys basketball coach. “He’s a good shooter.”
Colonel Crawford made 27 of 47 shots and six of 11 free throws, while the Royals made 12 of 30 shots and six of 11 free throws.
“I was very proud of our efficiency,” Sheldon said.
Seniors Derek Burkhart and Owen Adams added 16 and 15 points, respectively, for the Eagles.
Wynford “had momentum to start but they didn’t let up and couldn’t make shots to get back in,” Wynford head boys basketball coach Jason Engel said.
Engel said the team try different things on its defense and offense. Royals had eight turnovers while the Eagles had three.
“I think they got good things going,” Sheldon said of Wynford’s boys basketball program with Engel starting his first year as head coach.
He said Colonel Crawford benefits from a stable program and that the boys know what to expect.
Braxton Tea led Wynford with 12 points, while Alex Crall added six points.
Martin said he plans to get more drives in and keep the shots going. He said expects Friday night’s performance to be the standard for the rest of the year.
The Eagles (4-0, 3-0 N10) defeated Seneca East on Saturday and will travel to play conference foe Bucyrus on Thursday.
The Royals (2-3, 1-2 N10) lost to conference Carey on Saturday and will travel to play Mohawk on Thursday.
Reach Klein at 419-468-1117, ext. 2048 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.
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