It took all four quarters for the visiting Eagles of Colonel Crawford to win against the Golden Knights of Northmor by a score of 44-42.
The Eagles came out soaring to an 8-0 lead. Leading scorer Owen Adams, who had a total of 14 points, and Derek Burkhart who had 9 points, had the hot hands early. The Golden Knights finally got on the board with two foul shots from Gunnar Lilly, who was one of the leading scorers with 10 points. That is when the Golden Knights stepped up the pressure; hanging with the Eagles through the rest of the half only being down by two with a score of 21-19.
“This is our 10th game in 31 days after a late start from a great football run,” said Colonel Crawford boys basketball head coach David Sheldon. “We didn’t take care of the basketball tonight with our ball control and their pressure.”
That showed even more in the second half as the Eagles kept producing turnovers, but the Golden Knights could not capitalize to get a lead. Demetrius Johnson scored 8 of his 10 points in the second half and was the other leading scorer for the Golden Knights. Brody Martin, who also scored 9 points for the Eagles, made a three pointer in the last couple minutes of the game to give the Eagles enough for the win.
The Golden Knights were 10 of 12 from the free throw line for the night compared to the Eagles who were 3 of 8.
“Let’s get out of here before they change the score… it’s a win on the road and we are 9 and 1,” Sheldon said.
In the early game, Northmor JV beat the Eagles by a score of 27-22.
Colonel Crawford (9-1, 6-0 N10) will travel to play Upper Sandusky in Northern 10 Athletic Conference action on Friday. Northmor (2-6, 1-3 MOAC) will be back in action to play Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference foe East Knox on Thursday.