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Hebron snaps two-game slide

November 16, 2011

Hebron was looking for a win Tuesday night.

They needed one bad.

After starting the season 2-0, then dropping their last two, the Eagles got back in the win column with a 55-43 win over New Life Center.

“They had good athletes on the team,” head coach Tri Nason said. “They were by no means going to be a walk over and we knew that as soon as they walked in, we were going to have to battle pretty well.”

The win if anything, improved the morale of the team a little bit.

“It’s a good confidence booster,” said Nason. “Coming off of two games where we played some pretty good teams, and you start to question how good you’re good going to be. And to play an athletic team and come out with a victory is always a good thing.”

The Eagles didn’t have the best of starts. Their fast paced, transition offense netted 10 turnovers in the first half, (they had 13 all game) but it didn’t seem to hurt them too bad with a one point lead at the break 26-25.

“Once we started settling down a little bit, then we started to run our offense, everything just started clicking” Nason said.

In the second half, the Eagles stretched the lead to six in the third quarter before knocking down 18 to close out the victory in the fourth. Hebron never trailed in the final three periods.

Up next, the Eagles will be back home Friday to play Starkville Christian. Nason says it’s important to finish out with a winning record before diving into district play.

“We want to win at least three of the next four,” he said of his four-game season philosophy; right now they’re 1-0 to start their next four.

The JV boys dropped their fourth in a row following 35-20 loss to New Life.

“They have the potential to be a lot better, we just have to do what we do in practice and translate that into our games,” said Nason.

Drew Myatt finished with a team-high 12 points.

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