Eagles and Dutchmen Duke It Out

By Skip Hunter –
Last Tuesday the two high school boys teams in Edgerton got together for the second meeting of the Eagles and Dutchmen.

SWC had won the first one; and EHS would be trying to even the score. It would be tough however as the Dutchmen are struggling this season while the Eagles are rounding into mid-season form. We can take nothing away from the effort EHS put forth, but SWC prevailed by a 79-48 score.

Landon Buckridge got EHS on the board first as he executed a nice baseline drive. Avery Pater tied the score with an up-and-under shot on the other end of the court. The Eagles also looked to get the ball inside, and Pater made a successful pass to AJ Vanderby. Jacob Van Dam scored for the Eagles next. Tannan Groen, he of the quick feet and hand, drove in, was fouled, and made 1 of 2 free throws. The Dutchmen would make a basket or two, but the Eagles would counter with a trey. The first came from Parker Kooima assisted by Pater. After a Groen successful drive, Pater found Trey Huisken for the first of 4 triples scored by the junior.

EHS got within 3 points at 12-9 with a fast-break basket by Groen assisted by Brayden Kuiper. Trey Gilbertson threw up an off-balance shot that tickled the twine. The Eagles got back on the board with a Huisken pass to Hunter Dilly for two points. Dilly then passed to Kyle Van’t Hof for a bucket and SWC was back on top 16-9.

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