ATTICA — Fresh off of their home win against the Wynford Royals, the Colonel Crawford Eagles boys basketball team took to the road to Seneca East High School for a meeting with the Tigers on Saturday, December 22.
In a close fight, it would be the visiting Eagles coming away with the three-point victory; 44-41. The win moves Crawford to 4-3 overall on the season and 2-3 within the Northern-10 Athletic Conference. With the defeat, Seneca East falls to 2-2 both overall and within the league.
After the first quarter of play, the visitors found themselves up 14-5 and would proceed to head into halftime with a 26-15 advantage. Seneca East would, however, respond to open the second half, scoring 16 points while allowing the black and yellow just three to give themselves the lead heading into the fourth; 31-29. Crawford would rally back in the final quarter of regulation to outscore their hosts 15-10 to earn the win.
Jordan Fenner and Gavin Feichtner would lead the way for the Eagles, scoring 13 points apiece in the win. Zye Shipman added six points, Reis Walker chipped in five while Chase Walker tacked on four points. Mason Studer rounded out the scoring for Crawford with three points on the evening.
As a team, Colonel Crawford shot 13/34 from the interior, 2/11 from the perimeter and 12/19 from the free-throw line. Collectively, the Eagles grabbed 24 rebounds, dished out nine assists and committed just seven turnovers to earn their second consecutive conference victory.
The Eagles will play another weekend doubleheader this coming week as they host the Bucyrus Redmen in conference play on Friday, December 28 before heading to Plymouth for a non-league clash with the Big Red on Saturday.
Colonel Crawford 51, Wynford 46
NORTH ROBINSON — The Colonel Crawford Eagles welcomed their conference rivals, the Wynford Royals, to Mac Morrison Gymnasium on Friday evening.
The home team was looking for their first N-10 victory after beginning the season 0-3 and would achieve just that, holding off the visiting Royals by five points; 51-46.
Offense started early for the home team as they erupted for 21 in the opening frame while holding Wynford to just 13. The Royals would return the favor though, allowing just four Eagles’ points in the second while picking up another dozen to send the game into intermission tied at 25 apiece. After three quarters of play, the blue and white would actually hold a 41-35 advantage before Crawford outscored their guests to the tune of 16-5 in the final eight minutes of play to secure the win.
The Eagles went 14/33 from the inside and 5/19 from the outside on Friday while posting an 8/11 clip at the charity stripe.
Fenner and Feichtner would reach double figures, scoring 18 and 13, respectively, to lead the Eagles to their first conferene win.
Other stats from Friday’s contest were: Fenner- 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 1 block; Feichtner- 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal; C. Walker- 7 points, 9 rebounds, 2 blocks; Shipman- 7 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal; R. Walker- 6 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals; Brock Ritzhaupt- 1 assist and Studer- 1 rebound, 1 assist, 2 steals.
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