The Eagle Point boys varsity basketball team hosted the Crater Comets on Tuesday Jan. 12 in a key Southern Sky Conference game.
The Eagles prevailed in grand fashion with a 63-39 win. This was the Eagles first conference win of the season. More importantly this was Eagle Point’s first SSC win since the league’s inception in the 2006-07 season.
The Eagles got off to a fast start posting leads of 7-0, 9-1, and 16-4. The Comets battled back in the second quarter to close the gap to 20-15. The Eagles responded with a run to close out the 1st half with a 34-19 lead. The Eagles came out energized in the 2nd half to take control and close out the huge win.
The Eagles were led by Logan Winter with 24 points. Winter got ample support as Jonathan Bolston tallied 12 points, Tyrone Holmes chipped in with 11, and Austin Marlia added 10. Winter and Holmes each tallied 10 rebounds, Bolston contributed 5 assists and 3 steals while Marlia rang up 3 assists and 3 steals. The Eagles returned to action Friday at Klamath Union.
During the half-time of the Jan. 19 game, the Jr. Eagles Basketball teams will be recognized. Team members will be admitted free to the high school game. They will demonstrate their skills during a brief scrimmage. This game will be with Mazama and on Jan. 22, Ashland will be in Eagle Point.