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Two Eagle River struggles to get new season airborne

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PABLO — The Two Eagle River Eagles and Lady Eagles had a big home game on Thursday as they hosted District 14C and cross county rivals Charlo Vikings and Lady Vikings, however, both squads will continue to search for their first win of the young season as they could not come away with victories. 

In the boy’s match up, the Eagles fell 83-42 to the Vikings, while the Lady Vikings, who entered the game on a 2-game win streak, prevailed over the Lady Eagles 47-13.

“After not having a team last season due to the Covid, it has been a struggle to get started this year,” explained Eagles’ head coach Camas McClure. “It hasn’t been easy, we have been dealing with some injuries, a few players were late getting all of their ten practices in and also a couple players have been sick. It has definitely been a struggle, but it is getting better.”

With a game high 23 points, junior guard Thomas Spotted Eagle scored a little more than half of the Eagles’ total 42 team points.

Also for the Eagles, Chris Brown booked seven points, while Nate Gates chipped in with six points.

“We have a lot of hustlers and young players. We do have a good group,” said coach McClure. “Being consistent and getting on the same page has been our struggle so far this season.”

In the girls’ game, the Lady Eagles found themselves down early in the first quarter 15-6 and out paced by Charlo in the second quarter 12-4. 

During the second half, the Lady Viking defense stifled the Lady Eagles’ offense allowing only three team points.

The Eagles and Lady Eagles return to the court Jan. 4, when they host the Noxon Red Devils and Lady Red Devils in a 14C conference match up. 

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