As the basketball season enters the homestretch, the
Brady Eagles continue to look for success on the court.
The past week dealt two more losses to the team, both
on the road.
Brady made the trip through the Sandhills to Mullen
on Tuesday, Jan. 24, to face the Broncos. The first half of
action looked promising for the Eagles, as they managed
to put 13 points on the board in the first quarter, one
more than their opponent. The second quarter proved
to be a defensive battle, as the Eagles were only able
to add 7 points to their score, but held the Broncos to
only 3. The Eagles took a 20-15 lead into the locker room
at the half.
Mullen found new life in the second half, though, as
they came out with renewed energy and racked up 16
points in the third quarter while holding Brady to half
that many. The Eagles tried to mount a comeback in
the fourth quarter, and kept the score close adding 5
points and only giving up 9. But the hot third quarter
for the Broncos proved to be too much for the Eagles to
overcome, ultimately losing the game 33 - 40.
Next up for the Eagles was the MNAC tournament, with
first round action on Friday, Jan. 27, for a match-up with
Arthur County. The first half of play was a dog fight,
as the teams traded buckets and battled defensively.
When the buzzer sounded at the end of the first period,
it was Brady up by one, 14 - 13.
The second period was practically a repeat of the first,
with again a 1 point differential at the buzzer. Halftime
found the Eagles up by a bucket, 29 - 27.
However, just as happened earlier in the week, Brady
struggled to maintain the momentum in the third
period that they had built throughout the first half.
The Wolves found their groove and capitalized on Eagle
mistakes, adding 17 points to their score while allowing
only 7 for Brady. But the Eagles weren’t giving up.
They rallied back hard in the fourth quarter, which was
reminiscent of the first half of play - trading baskets
back and forth. The Eagles tallied 12 points in the period
to the Wolves 13, but again the third quarter proved to
be the team’s weak spot. The Eagles went down in the
hard-fought match, 46 - 59.
The Eagles were back in action on Tuesday, as they
traveled to Wallace. Results of that game were not
available at press time.
Brady will host Arapahoe
Friday, Feb. 3, with tip-off
of the boys varsity game
set for 7 p.m.