CHURUBUSCO Ââ€” Sometimes contests are decided early.
Occasionally, games are considered â€śoverâ€ť at halftime.
Tuesday nightâ€™s basketball game between host Churubusco and the Manchester Squires was decided after the first quarter, as the Eagles used a tight defense and a patient offense to gain a 16-point lead in the first quarter to catapult their way to a 57-25 win.
â€śWe talked about being focused,â€ť said Eagle Head Coach Michael McBride. â€śThey came out, not doing anything fancy, just good hard man-to-man defense and good execution offensively.â€ť
Led by four first quarter blocks by 6-foot 8-inch senior Tyler Arrowsmith, the Eagles held the Squires to 1-of-10 shooting from the field and two free throws.
â€śI thought our seniors did a nice job in the first quarter,â€ť McBride said.