Eagles Run Winning Streak To Four

A win is a win.

And as the Eagles march towards the district tournament, every win counts.

Sullivan escaped with a 48-45 victory over St. Clair on Friday in the annual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. 

The Eagles (7-8) ran their winning streak to four games by staging a fourth quarter stand. Sullivan outscored the ‘Dogs 8-4 in the final period after trailing 41-40 to start.

During the first three games of their streak, Sullivan couldn’t miss from anywhere on the floor. The offense dried up Friday.

Sullivan shot just 7-for-27 (25%) from beyond the arc. They attempted nearly double the amount of outside shots as two-pointers (14).

Dillon Farrell scored 13 points to lead the Eagles. 

Owen Farrell had 10 points, five rebounds and five assists.

Kyle Lewis and Jordan Woodcock each finished with eight points. 

Gabe Dace chipped in three points.

JD McReynolds, Blaine Sappington and Noah Stegeman had two points.

Blaine Downey led all scorers by pouring in 14. Chase Walters finished with 12 and Zach Browne added 11.

Sullivan led 16-11 after one quarter, but the Bulldogs, who dropped to 0-3 in the Four Rivers Conference, chipped away.

They outscored Sullivan 15-10 in the second quarter and tied the game at 26-26.

St. Clair took the lead in the third quarter, but burned out in the final eight minutes.

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Sullivan tried to reach the .500 mark for the first time all season when they traveled to St. Francis Borgia on Monday.

The Eagles have won their last two games at Borgia.

Monday’s game was scheduled to be played in December, but the Eagles were quarantined. 

Sullivan was back at it Tuesday at New Haven and host Pacific on Friday for courtwarming. 

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