Eagles hot start at home continues

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Boys' Basketball, North Bullitt

By Mike Farner

  HEBRON ESTATES - The North Bullitt Eagles managed to win all of eight games during the three-month, 2009-2010 season.

In just the first 10 days of the 2010-2011 season, the green and gold have won three games and done it by double-digit margins.

The Eagles’ third straight victory came on Tuesday when the green and gold pulled away from a 28-28 tie to beat visiting Beth Haven 61-46.

“Beth Haven was 19-7 a year ago and returned a big kid in the middle,” North Bullitt head coach Lee Barger pointed out, referring to 6-6 junior Brandon Pierce. “We did a good job forcing the defense. They had 26 turnovers and only eight assists. We really controlled that part of the game.”

North Bullitt looked like they would be in control from the start after they jumped on top 8-0. Beth Haven rallied to within 14-13 by the start of the second quarter and the two teams battled on equal footing to the 28-28 halftime tie.

That was the high water mark for the visiting Bearcats (1-1). North Bullitt had a 14-8 scoring advantage in the third quarter and the green and gold took control of the contest with a 19-10 run to finish the game.

Junior Brandon Goeing led North Bullitt with 18 points as he connected on a pair of three pointers. The Eagles also got 12 points with two three-pointers from senior Marcel Hull and ten points from senior Blake Hardy.

Pierce did score 17 points for the Bearcats.

“To start out 3-0 after losing most of our scoring from last season is positive,” Barger said. “I’m really happy with that.”

All three of the North Bullitt wins have come at home.

The only away game for the Eagles before Christmas will come on Tuesday of this week when the team travels into eastern Jefferson County to take on Kentucky Country Day. That game will be part of a girl/boy doubleheader with the girls’ game slated to start at 6 p.m. The boys’ game will follow around 7:30 p.m.


At North Bullitt

BETH HAVEN 46 (13-15-8-10) Pierce 17, Brian 10, Lacefield 8, Brown 4, Brown 5, Haydon 2.

NORTH BULLITT 61 (14-14-14-19) Tony Majors 5, Brandon Goeing 18, Blake Hardy 10, Ryan Key 8, Ryan Collins 5, Marcel Hull 12, Cody Montgomery 2, Zac Lamkin 1.