Varsity boys fall to EBF

Jackson Curnutte (#20) drives in for a basket during the first half Monday night.

The Chariton varsity boys gave a good effort but fell short in a 54-29 loss to Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont at Chariton Monday night. The Chargers struggled from the field and the line in this game and fell behind early and couldn’t catch up.

The Chargers scored just four point sin the first quarter and trailed 29-13 at halftime. They had their best offensive quarter in the third and matched Eddyville with 13 points but were held to just three points in the fourth.

“We struggled offensively all night tonight. We turned the ball over too much and we just never seemed to be able to get in sync on offense. Give Eddyville credit, I thought they played great on the defensive end. It was a frustrating night for us as a team. I thought we played okay defensively, because they have a lot of weapons and we made it tough on them. When you turn the ball over a lot and don’t shoot it very well against a good team, you are going to be in trouble. Hopefully we learn from this game and will be better the next time we play,” Chariton Head Coach Ben Schooley said.

Dylan Cain led Chariton with eight points, eight rebounds, one assist and two steals. Nathan Weaver had seven points, nine rebounds, one assist and four blocks. Nathan Blong had seven points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal.

Jackson Curnutte had four points, five rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block. Noah Weaver had three points, one rebound, one assist and three blocks. Brodey Johnson had two rebounds and a team-high four assists. Hunter Koehn and Lance Wallace each had two rebounds. Jordan Wood had one rebound and Will Swarthout had two blocks.

Read the February 7, 2019 edition of the Chariton Herald-Patriot for the rest of the story.

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