Hydro-Eakly boys top Tyrone 70-35

  • Hydro-Eakly boys top Tyrone 70-35

HYDRO — The No. 2 Hydro-Eakly Bobcats basketball team doubled its opponents score, defeating No 14 Tyrone in Class B 70-35 Thursday.

“We played well,” coach Rick Gore said. “Our defense played well. We were smart and we did a great job sticking to the scouting report. We rebounded well and held their leading scorer to eight points.”

Gore said they set the tone right from the start and this was by far the best team effort all season long.

“We set the tempo right from the first quarter all the way through,” Gore said. “This helped our defense play well and everyone on offense crashed the boards well. We played together as a team and this was our best team effort by far on both ends of the court.”

Hydro-Eakly kept up that defensive intensity, only allowing 16 points scored in the second half.

Nolan Gore scored 17 points and had 5 rebounds. Carson Propps and Paxton Price each had a double-double. Propps scored 11 points and had 10 rebounds. Price scored 13 points and had 10 rebounds.

Gore said Hydro-Eakly scrimmaged a team during Christmas Break and they scrimmaged well.

“We played and scrimmaged well during the break,” Gore said. “Those scrimmages carried over and we played really solid as a team.”

Hydro-Eakly improves to 8-0 on the season and they are currently in action in the 2021 Apache “Slick Hills” Invitational Festival.

“We hope to continue playing good in the Apache festival,” Gore said, “I want to see them play exactly the way we played tonight.”