Tavin Herendeen took over in the second quarter hitting three three-pointers and posting 11 points. They posted a 23-21 halftime lead as their swarming defense was all over the Patriot players.
“We got to get better leadership and it’s tough because we have no seniors and so our leadership is going to have to come from our junior class,” commented Coach McBride. “We really don’t know how to win just yet. We went from a program that was competitive and now we have to learn how to get that win.”
In the second half the Eagles turned the ball over 14 times, as opposed to 3 in the first half. Heritage took advantage of Busco’s misfortunes as they outscored the Eagles 20-9 to take a 41-32 lead entering the final period.
In the fourth quarter Jordan Turner stepped up contributing seven points for the Eagles. Mathewson added five points in the period, as the Eagles couldn’t close the gap on the Patriots.
(Kyle Mathewson goes up strong for the lay-in for two of his 13 points against Heritage. Mathewson also grabbed seven rebounds on the night.) photo by hiatt
“We had that lull in the end of the third period and beginning of the fourth,” stated Coach McBride. “We have to learn to beat that. I don’t have the magic remedy or anything like that. It’s just that we can’t have those lapses. Even with that lapse we were still right in the game, where as last year when we had them we would completely collapse and it would be over.”
The Eagles will be back in action Friday night at Westview. They travel to Columbia City on Tuesday, December 8th with the JV starting time at 6 p.m..
Heritage 10 11 20 15 56
Churubusco 10 13 9 16 48
Tavin Herendeen 13, Kyle Mathewson 13, Jordan Turner 10, Josh LeFever 6, Hunter Nicodemus 3, Tyler Arrowsmith 3.
(Jordan Turner knocks down a three during action against Heritage. Turner had ten points on the night for the Eagles.) photo by hiatt