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Eagles keep pace, ground Fremont

January 8, 2011

Churubusco senior Hunter Nicodemus was one of three Eagles to score in double figures with 16 points in a 73-50 win over Fremont at home Friday night. Post & Mail photo / Nicole Ott

   CHURUBUSCO — It was a battle of the Eagles Friday night in Churubusco’s gymnasium.
   After watching the girls’ team suffer a tough loss, the ’Busco boys took the court  seeking revenge on Fremont, 73-50.
   Churubusco shot down Fremont from the beginning, with ’Busco’s Tyler Arrowsmith scoring six points in the first three minutes of the game.
   “We played really solid in the first six minutes,” Churubusco head coach Michael McBride said.
   Arrowsmith ended the game 80 percent from the field, for 18 points and collected six rebounds. He also had all four blocked shots in the game.
   “Arrowsmith played very well, we have the best big kid in the conference,” McBride said.
   Churubusco doubled Fremont’s score by the end of the first quarter, 14-7.
   ’Busco carried their momentum throughout the game gaining on their lead as every quarter passed.  
   Though Arrowsmith was able to score the most points, the scoring was a team effort.
   “We need to give all our other kids credit, they’re throwing the ball to him (Arrowsmith),” McBride noted.
   By the end of the half, ’Busco had a 10-point advantage over Fremont, 30-20.
   Senior Josh LeFever connected with five of his team-high six free throws in the second quarter. LeFever also led the game in rebounding with eight.
   Churubusco boosted their momentum in the third quarter with a tip-in at the buzzer by Arrowsmith.
   “We took control early in the fourth quarter,” McBride said.
   ’Busco went on to score 22 fourth quarter points, settling the final score at 73-50.
   Churubusco is preparing for the NECC conference tournament next week.
   In order to win the tournament, the Eagles will have to win four games in five days.
   “We’re very excited about it,” McBride said.


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