It was a tough pair of non-conference games at home last night for the Twin Cedars basketball teams, as each squad played well for one half of their games in a pair of losses to visiting Eddyville-Blakesburg.
The Saber girls trailed by just two points at halftime, but were plagued by turnovers in the second half in a 68-43 loss to the Rockets. Alee Hugen was one of the few bright spots for the Twin Cedars girls, continuing her recent steady play by scoring 17 points and pulling down 9 rebounds. The Saber girls dip to 8-4 overall on the season.
The boys’ game played out in reverse of the opener, but with the same results, as a slow half of basketball resulted in a 78-68 loss for the Sabers. Down by 15 points at halftime, Twin Cedars made a run at the Rockets in the 4th quarter – pulling to within five points with 3 minutes remaining, but ran out of momentum in the final minutes.
Otis Roby had another stand-out night with 27 points, and Hunter Embray put up 20 points, but the rest of the offense struggled. The Twin Cedars boys are now 6-6 overall.
Both teams return to Bluegrass Conference play tonight with a pair of important games against Murray in what will be the fourth contest in five days for the Sabers.