Golden Eagles fall in overtime to Orion, 58-48

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The Mercer County Golden Eagles fell in overtime to Orion Monday in the first game of the Tip-Off classic.

Orion jumped out to an 11-6 lead in the first quarter but Mercer County rebounded in the second period to take a 21-19 lead into the lockerroom at the half.

Orion outscored Mercer County 14-11 in the third period and led 33-32 heading into the final period. Mercer County outscored Orion 13-12 in the fourth period to force the overtime. The final period was all Orion as they outscored Mercer County 13-2 to take the victory.

Scoring for the Golden Eagles were: Ben Nichols, 12; Spencer Wood, 10; Brenton Stropes, eight; Ty Taylor and C.J. Aldinger, seven and Conner Sharp, one.

Erie vs Princeton

The Princeton Tigers beat Erie, 53-49 in the Tipoff Classic Nov. 24.

Princeton jumped out to a 16-6 lead in the first quarter and extended their lead to 27-12 at the half. The Tigers held off a second-half surge by Erie for the victory. Erie outscored Princeton 19-13 in the third period and 18-13 in the fourth quarter.

Dixon vs Sherrard

Dixon defeated Sherrard in the pair's Nov. 24 matchup, 68-32.

Dixon dominated the contest from the outset jumping out to a 17-2 lead in the first quarter and led 33-8 at the half. Dixon poured it on in the third period scoring 29 points and led 62-25 heading into the final period.

Scoring for Sherrard were: Riley Stark, 13; Ben Swanson, eight; Earl and Logan Larson, four and Morse, three.

Junior Varsity

Mercer County vs Orion

The Orion Chargers junior varsity team defeated Mercer County 52-31 on Nov. 24.

Scoring for Mercer County were: Quinton King, 10; Jacob Dellitt; six; Matt McEwen and Anthony Ruggles, four and Preston Pedersen, Alex Young and Jaden Dellitt. two.