Eagles Overcome Slow Second Quarter To Beat Festus

The first half of Sullivan’s non-conference game on Thursday at Festus was looking similar to one played six days earlier at Parkway South.

A blazing start gave way to a slow second quarter that put the Eagles on their heels.

Unlike the defeat at Parkway South, Sullivan recovered in the second half to secure a 56-52 over the Tigers.

The Eagles (5-1) went into the break with some momentum. When the team resumes play Friday, January 3 at court warming, they will face St. Francis Borgia.

Jordan Woodcock provided a season-high 19 points for Sullivan against Festus. He was 4-for-9 on 3-point attempts.

Sullivan is still trying to find more consistency on the perimeter. Josh Wiese collected eight points and had the team’s two other baskets beyond the arc.

Owen Farrell dropped in 13 points to go along with five rebounds and three assists. Through the first six games, Farrell is averaging 16 points and nearly five assists per game.

Dillon Farrell added six points, while Dallas Blankenship, Kolton Keen, Logan Kilburn, Austin Orick and Noah Stegeman all chipped in two.

Jacob Hatcher had eight rebounds and three assists.

Festus was led by Cole Rickerman, who scored 18 points and was 4-for-5 on 3-pointers. 

Damarion Anderson had 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Sullivan jumped out to a 15-6 lead after one period. Festus turned the tables in the second and outscored the Eagles 21-5.

Sullivan’s lead evaporated and they trailed 27-20 at the half.

The Eagles came out strong in the third quarter to outscore Festus 18-10 and grab a 38-37 advantage. They were able to ride out the final period with the lead in hand.

Much like their victory a week earlier against Duchesne, Sullivan’s ability to reach the free throw line paid dividends.

Sullivan shot 14-for-18 at the line. They also committed just seven fouls and sent the Tigers to the line twice.

Postponement

The Eagles were scheduled to host Washington last Tuesday, but due to road conditions from a winter storm, the game has been postponed to February 10.

Washington is 7-0 at the break.

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