Local Sports Journal
The Oakridge Eagles got off to a solid start in the first half, but then had to hang on for dear life in the second.
In the end, however, the Eagles survived with a 38-33 victory over Sparta.
“It was just one of those games,” Oakridge coach Terry DeJonge said. “Probably two good defensive teams because I wouldn’t say we shot poorly.”
Oakridge raced to a 13-2 lead after one quarter and led 19-10 at the half.
But in the second half, Sparta turned the tables a bit and pulled to within contention in the late going.
Ashley Weaver hit a pair of 3-pointers in the key fourth quarter and Sam Eely hit a baseline jumper with 2:30 left to give the Eagles a little breathing room.
Sparta countered with four 3-pointers in the final quarter as it attempted to battle back.