Golden Eagles soar over Yellow Jackets


Staff Report



Big Walnut’s Austin Becker soars in for a layup during the first half of last Friday’s OCC-Capital Division contest against visiting Mount Vernon.


The Big Walnut boys basketball team has been playing solid basketball of late, but just hasn’t been able to pull out the wins to show for it.

That all changed last Friday night as the Golden Eagles outscored visiting Mount Vernon in each of the first three quarters on the way to a 47-41 win — their second OCC-Capital Division win of the campaign.

Big Walnut (4-14, 2-9 OCC) outscored Mount Vernon (7-11, 5-6 OCC) 11-6 in the first before adding to its cushion with an 11-9 second and 11-8 third. The Yellow Jackets won the fourth 18-14 to smooth out the scoring summary.

Austin Becker and Alex Kelso finished with 15 points each in the win. Zac Chucta was also solid, closing in double figures with 10 points.

Austin Springer led Mount Vernon with 14 points in the setback.

The Golden Eagles will host Orange Friday at 7:30 p.m.

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Big Walnut used a 15-10 second-quarter spurt to tie things at 23 by halftime, but host Mount Vernon outscored the Golden Eagles 17-13 in the third quarter and 16-9 in the fourth to notch a 56-45 OCC-Capital Division win last Friday night.

Taryn Hammond had a nice game, pouring in a game-best 17 points, but no other Golden Eagle (8-12, 4-8 OCC) cracked double figures. Erin Boehm had seven points while Katie Cochran and Katie Neff had six each.

Alexa Skal led the Yellow Jackets (15-4, 8-4 OCC) with 14 points while Maggie Nussbaum and Taylor Gregory finished with 11 points each.

Big Walnut hosted New Albany Tuesday and will finish its regular season Friday against host Orange.

Big Walnut’s Austin Becker soars in for a layup during the first half of last Friday’s OCC-Capital Division contest against visiting Mount Vernon.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/48/2016/02/web1_becker.jpgBig Walnut’s Austin Becker soars in for a layup during the first half of last Friday’s OCC-Capital Division contest against visiting Mount Vernon.

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