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Twelve Eagles score in 81-51 victory over Medora

Twelve Eagles score in 81-51 victory over Medora
Twelve Eagles score in 81-51 victory over Medora
LanesvilleÂ’s Justin Miller (50) and Gregory Lieber (33) box out a Medora player during a free-throw attempt Saturday. Photo by Ross Schulz (click for larger version)

The Lanesville Eagles boys’ basketball team collected its second consecutive win by hammering the visiting Medora Hornets, 81-51, Saturday night.
Senior guard Chris Gayhart quickly put the Eagles (2-2) in front, 12-4, with two early three-balls. The overmatched Hornets (0-6) fought back, closing the gap to one, at 12-11.
Senior forward Joe Kissel ended the quarter with a put-back deuce, giving the home squad a five-point advantage. The lead grew to 10 after back-to-back buckets by sophomore center Justin Miller.
A host of Eagles, led by senior Gregory Lieber and junior Caleb Caldwell, began to heat up and pushed the lead to 19, 43-24, at the half-time intermission.
It was more of the same in the second half for coach Mikel Miller’s team. Miller emptied the bench toward the end of the game but still made sure his players were running the correct offensive sets.
Before Gayhart took a seat to let other players get some action, he nearly sent the crowd into a frenzy with a steal and a dunk attempt that was missed off the back rim. The dunk attempt provided the only drama of the second half, as Lanesville cruised to the 30-point victory.
The Eagles handled the ball well, with only four turnovers. Medora turned the ball over 20 times.
Gayhart led the team with 16 points, and Nick Schoen scored 10 points, all in the second half. Lieber knocked down three treys for nine points, and Miller and sophomore guard Alec Turner also scored nine each.
Freshman Roy Edwards led Medora with 20 points.
The Eagles will travel to Southern Athletic Conference rival Henryville (2-5) Friday night.