“Recently, it seems like we have only been able to put together a few good quarters each game, but tonight we played a solid game from start to finish. I was happy with the effort in all four quarters,” said Pettus head coach Steve Marbach.
The contest was tight to start with, but the home team was up by one, 11-10, at the end of the first quarter. Pettus controlled the tempo of the second quarter and produced 18 markers while limiting the visitors to 10. It was a 29-20 game at the half with Pettus on top.
Woodsboro shaved two points off the deficit in the third quarter to make it a seven-point spread, 37-30.
The Pettus shooters caught fire in the fourth and their defense led to a few easy baskets. Pettus burned the nets for 22 points to secure the 59-44 win. Thirteen of those points came from the free throw line on 13 of 16 shooting.
The victory gives the Eagles a 16-10 overall mark and a 3-3 record in district play. A playoff spot is not yet assured.
“We have not secured a playoff spot yet. With one more Pettus win or one Kenedy loss, we will secure at least a tie for third with Kenedy,” Marbach said.
Ryan Beck led the Pettus scoring with 19 points on the night. Beck was a monster on the boards with a game-high 25 caroms. Clay Brown followed with 13 points for the Eagles. Eric Montez contributed nine and Tim Gill hit for seven. Hunter Tomlin added five points. Casey Jones, Kyle McJunkins and Lawrence Mosley made two each.
The Pettus Eagles had two road games left on their schedule. The Eagles were in Port Aransas on Tuesday night to battle the Marlins and will finish the regular season at Falls City on Friday night.