Union held Cowan to 17 points throug three quarters, cruising to a 72-40 boys basketball victory Tuesday. The Rockets were led by Willie Eviston, who scored 21 points and made four 3-pointers.
“He passed a couple shots up,” Union coach Jeff Holloway said. “But I think he shot well. He shot it with confidence.”
Nick Glaser added 13 points to also crack double-figures. After holding the Blackhawks to two points in the third quarter, the Rockets led 58-17 as the fourth quarter began.
Union (14-5, 6-1 Mid-Eastern Conference) made eight 3-pointers as a team.
“It helps us go when we’re making shots,” Holloway said. “Because then the penetration game opens up. But then if we’re not making shots, it’s tough to get to the basket.”
* Daleville 67, Seton Catholic 65: Daleville used some late heroics from James Tungate to get a home win against Seton Catholic. Tungate hit a shot to break a tie at 65 with about seven seconds remaining, and the Cardinals’ buzzer-beating 3-pointer was unsuccessful.
Daleville coach Corey Scott said the win was special because it was the team’s third of the season, but first since a barrage of injuries hit the Broncos.
“The seniors stepped up,” Scott said. “But they weren’t the only ones, the other guys stepped up too.”
Tungate finished with 20 points, tying for the Broncos’ team lead. Dalen Beck also finished with 20 points. Bryce Stephens had 14 points.
* Winchester 69, South Adams 62: The Falcons took command after the first quarter, outscoring the Starfires 39-21 in the second and third. Five Winchester players scored at least eight points, led by Isaiah Davis with 16.
Winchester coach Rick Owens pointed to one key factor for the way his team pulled away.
“Defensively we got better,” said Owens, whose team led by 18 entering the fourth before allowing 26 points in the final period. “We kind of coasted from there on out.”
* New Castle 72, Monroe Central 56: Monroe Central fell to New Castle on the road. The Golden Bears’ Jake Combs scored a team-leading 17 points, and Chase Bly added 16 points. Troy Starr also cracked double-figures with 10 points.
The Golden Bears fell behind by 13 points at the end of the first quarter, but cut the deficit to six points by halftime. The Trojans then pushed their lead to 15 points by the end of the third quarter.
“We got some great shots, great looks at the basket,” Monroe Central coach Luke Zartman said. “It’s just one of those games where they didn’t fall in the first quarter.”