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.