Eagles hold on to edge Patriots

Against the Patriots, it was senior Tom Ryan, who scored 11 of the team's 13 points in their opening run and seven of the Eagles nine fourth quarter points en route to surpassing the 1,000-career point plateau.

"We were looking for a chance to get going, and that run kept the energy up," said Ryan. "We knew we had a chance if we could handle the press, and our guards did a great job tonight doing that."

Ryan ended with 29 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocked shots, while Brother Keegan Ryan scored nine points to go with eight rebounds, including the final point of the game after having previously missed on the front end of a one-and-one attempt.

"I had the same thing happen in Moriah where I missed on my first chance and then hit the next time up," Keegan said. "The last time on the line, I was just thinking that there was no way I was going to let my brother score his 1,000th point in a loss."

Foster Ebersole added 10 points and five assists, including two key three-pointers in the third quarter, while Tyler Frennier scored nine points and recorded three steals. Devon Anderson added four points and six rebounds.

For the Patriots, TJ Burl scored 24 of his 28 points in the second half, as he and Brody Douglas scored all but two of the team's 19 fourth quarter points. Burls added 10 rebounds, three assists, three steals and four blocked shots to the Patriots effort, while Douglas scored 16 points to fo with four steals.

jordan Coolidge scored eight points to go with five assists and four steals, with Connor Manning adding four points and 10 rebounds and Lee scoring two points to go with seven offensive rebounds and two steals.

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