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Eagles come away with big win at Perry

February 06, 2019 - 00:00
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Coach Brady Page only had four players score when his team battled Class 3A’s eighth-ranked Perry last Friday night.

But those four did just enough.

Hennessey got one of its best wins of the season by defeating the Maroons 43-40 on their home court.

Not finished, the Eagles knocked off Mounds 61-41 in a game that tipped off at noon Saturday in the Downtown Enid Basketball Festival.

“It was a quick turnaround, but I thought our guys handled it well,” said coach Brady Page, whose team ended the weekend with an 18-2 overall record.

The Eagles, ranked sixth in 2A, opened up a seven-point lead on Perry in the third quarter on the strength of post Hugo Rodriguez.

The senior center scored 10 points as Hennessey outscored the Maroons 12-7.

That was enough as Hennessey held off Perry’s late charge. The loss stopped Perry’s five-game win streak as the Maroons dropped to 16-3.

Rodriguez finished the game with 20 points.

Angel Rodriguez added nine more. Bryan Villalobos and Brandon Ramirez scored seven apiece.

Ramirez had five points in the fourth while Villalobos made two free throws in the final quarter.

The Eagles led Mounds by just nine points at halftime, but put their opponent away with a 21-6 spurt in the third quarter.

Cooper Fuksa sparked that run with three of Hennessey’s four 3-pointers in the third. Fuksa socred 11 of his 13 points in the decisive quarter.

Hugo Rodriguez dominated the first half, where he scored 13 of his game-high 17 points.

Angel Rodriguez added another 16 points, including a pair of 3-pointers.

Hennessey’s girls were defeated in both contests.

They lost 60-29 at Perry and then 69-36 against Mounds, which is ranked 17th in 2A.

The Lady Eagles got balanced scoring in the first half against Mounds and only faced a 28-21 deficit.

However, Mounds dominated the third quarter with a 29-4 run.

Hennessey was led by Kassidy Amburn’s nine points. Skye Simunek scored eight.

The losses dropped the Lady Eagles to 6-14 on the season.