The Eagles looking to halt a run of defeats came up short again with the last shot of the game not dropping to put the visitors 3-4 for the season.
The game got underway with the visitors in white looking to play a more complete game… The home team in blue got off to the better start taking a 5-0 lead early on…The visitors however got more composed and started to find their feet as they edged the period 15-19 lead by Ben Hogg and Ilja Fjordorovs….
The second 10 minutes ended up being the travelling Eagles downfall as their quick and at times poor decisions on offence caused the home team to hit them in transition and by the 8th minute they were up 10 at 36-26… The Eagles stemmed the flow as they went on a 0-6 run making it 36-32 to the boys in blue at the half… (21-13)
The Eagles went into the 3rd looking to build on the little momentum they had the break but by the 5th minute they were actually further behind with York making some tough shots and leading 48-42… Back came the boys in white as they went on another run of 2-8 making it 50-50… Both teams traded scores and the quarter ended at 58-57 to York, with Tom Usher hitting a perimeter bomb… (22-25)
The final period was all set to be a good one. The Vikings opened the scoring before Usher again from down town levelled it up at 60-60…. The visitors missed a hatful of chances and top scorer for the season, Alex Horta, was having no luck as the home team edged ahead 71-66 courtesy of some free throws as the Eagles looked to get possession… The Eagles then scored to make it 71-68… They had a time out and managed to get a look at the hoop but again like last weekend it just wouldn’t drop as the Vikings closed it out at 71-68…. (13-11)
Coach Heath said, “Again we failed to play a complete game with a poor start to the 2nd quarter giving us the issues…. Our fire power wasn’t at its normal pace but defensively we played well…. In the end we gave ourselves a chance to snatch it and it would have been nice to have edged it… We will regroup and get ready to play Barrow Thorns at home on Saturday….”