The Eagles came back from winter break with three wins against Northeast Arma. The JV girls fought hard, but lost 15-18. The JV boys won with a score of 39-28.
The Varsity girls beat the Vikings 50-34 on Tuesday. The team was 100% from the free throw line, with Danielle Howard, Karleigh Schoenberger, and Sammie Hampton each making all of their free throws. They also lead the team in points, scoring 12, 15, and 11 respectively. Howard and Schoenberger also led in rebounds, with 6 and 5. Howard also had 6 assists and 4 steals. Gwenyth Fry and Schoenberger each had 3 assists.
“It was good to get back to competing tonight,” said Coach Miller. “We were a little slow getting started, but the girls earned another league win. We hope to continue this trend as we travel to Altoona Midway on Friday for another league game.”
The Varsity boys also defeated Arma 57-30. Clay Sutterby lead the team in points, scoring 16, followed closely by Luke Perry and Cade Goodridge, who scored 11 and 10. Sutterby and Goodridge also had 6 and 7 rebounds, respectively, and Sutterby had 4 blocks. Luke and Drew Perry had 3 assists, and Drew also had 4 steals and took a charge. Freshman Byron Fry also took a charge in the last minutes of the game.
Coach Hays said about the game, “It felt great getting back on the court tonight after about a month off. Our JV got the night started off right with a win, and that carried over into the Varsity game. I thought we played with great energy and shared the ball well tonight. We were able to get the ball inside the paint and finish around the basket. Defensively, our help defense needs to improve, but overall I felt like we gave good effort on that end. We have to get ready for a scrappy Altoona team on Friday.”
-Adelay Martin, UHS Sports Media reporter