APACHE — The Hydro-Eakly Bobcats basketball team continues to win basketball games as they defeated Big Pasture 84-50 Friday and they beat Boone-Apache 74-41 Saturday night in the 2021 Apache “Slick Hills” Invitational.
“I am pleased with the way we are playing,” coach Rick Gore said. “Our defense is so good and playing well. Our offense feeds off our defense and I cannot say it enough, but I am pleased with how we are playing right now.”
Hydro-Eakly 84, Big Pasture 50
The Bobcats were playing very good defense, only allowing 9 points scored in the first quarter and were ahead 17-9. Hydro-Eakly turned it up a notch on offense, scoring 24 points in the second quarter, leading 41-21 at halftime.
Hydro-Eakly scored 27 points in the third quarter and they ended up winning the game 84-50. Price and Nolan Gore each had a double-double. Price scored 20 points and had 10 rebounds. Gore scored 15 points and had 12 rebounds.
Carson Carter scored 16 points and Berkey scored 12 points. Berkey was 3-3 from the field.
“We played well tonight,” Gore said. “Big Pasture is a good team, but we started off a little slow. We defended well and our offense started to click as well.”
Hydro-Eakly improves to 10-0 on the season. They had a game at Geary Tuesday night and returns to action, 8 p.m. at home against Canton.
“If we can stay away from COVID-19 and keep playing the way we are, we will be alright,” Gore said. “We held their best player to six points. When we played Tyrone we did the same thing and anytime you play good defense, it gives you a chance to win.”
Hydro-Eakly 74, Boone-Apache 41
Hydro-Eakly played spectacular on offense, scoring 29 points in the first quarter. They were ahead 43-25 at halftime.
“We played really well,” Gore said. “With it being our third game in three days, I thought we might be a little tired.”
Hydro-Eakly proved to be the better team in the second half, allowing less than 20 points in the second half and they won the contest 74-41.
Carson Propps scored 20 points and was a perfect 9-9 from the field. Cade Berkey scored 19 points and he made five 3-pointers. Nolan Gore scored 17 points, going a perfect 8-8 from the field as well. Paxton Price also was in double digits, scoring 12 points for the Bobcats.
“We made a few adjustments on defense,” coach Gore said. “They hit some 3-pointers on us, but we did a good job responding by scoring points and it was awesome having four guys in double digits scoring.”
Gore said both sides of the ball are playing well and playing three games in a row can be challenging. Before the Apache festival, they played at home against Tyrone.
“We played great on offense and defense,” Gore said. “I hope we get to play games next week. Playing three games in a row this time of the year is tough. I think we will continue to play the way we are playing.”