Eagles Fall in Closing Minutes Despite Career Night from Gasper

It was a tale of two halves for the Eagles as they faced off with nearby rival Fairview (3-4) last Tuesday night in Watonga as the 4-2 Eagles returned to the court after a tough loss to Okarche on Friday night.

Backed by senior guard Jay Gasper, who had a career night with 25 points, the Eagles and Fairview kept pace with each other as the score was knotted at 24-24 at halftime. Gasper shot 5-7 from the field in the first half to lead all scorers with 14 points midway through the game. The problem was that the rest of Watonga’s squad shot a combined 3-17 at the half. Coupled with 12 turnovers, that resulted in 12 points, Fairview was able to keep pace.

Watonga was able to take control of the game in the third quarter as Gasper and Jon Geels started to hit their stride along with an improved defensive effort. At the end of the third quarter, the Eagles held a 39-33 lead over Fairview.


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