Ereckson Huskies Defeat Cooper Patriots 52-21

Ereckson Huskies Defeat Cooper Patriots 52-21

Cooper Junior High’s eighth grade boys went up against Ereckson Middle School on Nov. 15 at home. The Huskies took possession to make a three-pointer within seconds. Both teams went back-and-forth with empty shots, fouls and missed free throws for most of the first period. With 3:52 left, a timeout was called with Ereckson leading 3-0. Both free throws from Huskies #23 were good before another three-point shot went in bringing the score to 8-0. Ereckson then scored twice before Cooper #41 sank one free throw, with five seconds remaining, ending the period at 12-1.

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 Ereckson came into the second with a solid three-point shot and a basket before fouling Cooper #14. The Huskies were at nine fouls, but the Patriots missed most free throw attempts before the half. A timeout was called with 2:53 remaining as Ereckson was up 22-1. Cooper improved slightly at the line while the Huskies continued attempting threes. Fouling between teams was ongoing with nine against Cooper and 10 for Ereckson at halftime. 

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 The Huskies were ahead 33-5 going into the third as the Patriots became more aggressive with steals and getting rebounds. Playing center, Patriots #54 took care of scoring on rebounds as the Huskies fouled him. Ereckson’s impressive three-pointer came again, but the Patriots did not go down without a fight. Ereckson began making mistakes, but it wasn’t enough as the Huskies dominated with a 52-21 win. The Patriots will take on the Cougars at Curtis Middle Schoolon Nov. 29 at 5:30 p.m.

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