By Jeremy McDonald
TILLAMOOK, Ore.–Man, these boys from Stayton Eagles have a way to keeping their fanbase on their toes that’s one thing is for certain.
Another thing that’s for certain, they are proving they are clutch when it counts down the stretch these last two games.
After rallying to defeat Banks Tuesday, the Eagles found themselves in a two-point deficit at the half against a re-surging Tillamook squad that already defeated a Oregon West Conference team in North Marion to start the season soundly.
But the Cheesemakers won’t have that same success as they did against the Huskies as Stayton (2-1) turned that two-point deficit into a 45-39, six-point lead entering the fourth quarter.
“We came out and started running through our offense a little bit better and that caused to become more successful on that end,” said Aidan Hill. “Then we just continued to play hard nosed basketball and hustle and get on the floor and that gave us the win.”
They needed that hard-nose mentality there in the final frame as Tillamook (1-2) didn’t shy away in the 57-52 loss, both of their losses this year were of six-points or less as the Eagles improved to 2-1 this year and are riding a two-game winning streak into Tuesday’s home game versus Molalla.
Tip off is at 7pm.
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