Ups and downs: Eagles fall in double overtime, down Phillipsburg
The Eagles won one and dropped one this week as Two Eagle River moved to 5-8 on the season.
The season of close contests continued for Two Eagle River Friday as the Eagles came up just short in double overtime against visiting Noxon.
Two Eagle saw a 10-point fourth-quarter lead evaporate as Noxon came back to force overtime after the Eagles had led throughout the contest. Both teams scored seven in the first overtime but free throws cost the Eagles in the second extra frame as Two Eagle made just three of eight. Noxon took advantage, outscoring the Eagles 8-3 in the second overtime to get the win.
The Eagles had four players in double figures in loss as Marcus Brown led the way with 19 points while Clayton Malatare added 16, T.J. Cutfinger scored 15 and Artie Mendoza added 13 points.
The Eagles had four players in double figures again Saturday as they picked up an 81-54 win at Phillipsburg. Brown led the way with 24 while Mendoza added 17, Cutfinger had 15 and
Skyler Rossbach poured in 10 in the win.
Two Eagle led 15-12 after one quarter and started to pull away in the second frame to lead 33-23 at the break. The second half belonged to the Eagles as Two Eagle outscored the Prospectors 48-31 over the final 16 minutes to pull away for the victory.
The season continues for the Eagles this week as they host undefeated Charlo Thursday before traveling to face Arlee Saturday.
Two Eagle 81, Phillipsburg 54
Two Eagle 15 18 15 33 - 81
Philipsburg 12 11 9 22 - 54
TWO EAGLE RIVER - Wes Nowlen 5, T.J. Cutfinger 15, Skyler Rossbach 10, Marcus Brown 24, Artie Mendoza 17, Clayton Malatare 8, Trevor Butterfly 2.
PHILIPSBURG - Tyler Dunkerson 4, Kyle White 3, Ladd Hogue 17, Justin Pergande 8, Nick Vose 12, Tayber Goff 8, Austin Waldbillig 2.
Noxon 82, Two Eagle 77 2OT
Noxon 11 18 15 22 7 8 - 82
Two Eagle 20 17 18 12 7 3 - 77
NOXON - Banks Stocking 17, Neal Jopling 4, Jesse Linderman 8, Brandon Piazzola 6, Tyrell Wilkinson 11, Austin Tucker 10, Jordan Eichert 16, Travis Tammaro 9, Oliver Dupenhoff 4.
TWO EAGLE RIVER - Wes Nowlen 4, T.J. Cutfinger 15, Skyler Rossbach 8, Marcus Brown 19, Artie Mendoza 13, Clayton Malatare 16, Trevor Butterfly 2.