Sunday, January 25, 2009

Middletown Christian Eagles Soar to Victory Over Emmanuel Christian Lions

Middletown ChristianThe Eagles of Middletown Christian matched up against the lions of Emmanuel Christian last night at Middletown Christian. The Eagles, coming off a win last week against Summit Country Day, the Eagles were eager to keep their win streak going.

Both teams played well in the first half. The Eagles capitalized on some easy buckets around the rim while Emmanuel Christian worked well on the perimeter and with jump shots. Throughout most of the first two quarters the teams were neck and neck with the Eagles holding on to a tight lead going into half time.

Senior Kenneth Gaynor, the leading scorer for the Eagles averaging 23 points and 9 rebounds, was capped at 14 points for the night. This, however, was not due to a superior defensive performance by the lions, but was the result of other Eagle players stepping up and making baskets. Senior Tim Knorr supported the Eagles with 12 points while Ross Green, also a senior, lead the team with a game high of 15 points. "I'm really proud of how Ross played", stated Gaynor after the game, "He did a nice job of hitting open shots and finishing around the basket." Green had this to say about the team, "I'm pleased with how we pulled together as a team to come out strong in the second half and finish the game. I think that's our biggest problem. We have a lot of talent on the team but we have trouble closing out games."

Coach Eric Gwinn had this to say about his team's performance, "I thought we did a nice job of limiting Emmanuel Christian's shots and performing well on defense." Gwinn was especially pleased with the overall unity of the team. "We had a lot of guys step up and start playing like Green and especially Tim Knorr, he did a really nice job of making open shots around the basket and really came through for the team."

The Eagles finished the night with a 60 to 48 victory over the Lions. The Eagles play again next Tuesday night away at Xenia Christian, varsity game starts at 7:30 p.m.


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