Eagles varsity boys roll to 11th straight win

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Freshman Caden Mattson gets court time during the second half. Photo by Monique Labbe

BUCKSPORT—The George Stevens Academy Eagles rolled to a 66-33 win over the Bucksport Golden Bucks on January 13 for their 11th-straight win of the season.

Bucksport kept a tight grasp on the Eagles’ lead early in the game, going into the second quarter only down by five. George Stevens answered with an explosive 17-point second quarter while allowing Bucksport just three points, taking a 36-17 lead into the locker room at halftime.

The GSA defense was suffocating in the second half, as Bucksport only scored five points in the third quarter. Both teams came alive offensively in the fourth, as GSA scored 18 points to Bucksport’s 13 as the Eagles cruised to the victory.

Taylor Schildroth led the Eagles with 24 points, while Max Mattson netted 16 points on the game.

sports; GSA; boys; Bucksport; Zentz; 011917; Eagles; George Stevens Academy; game; high school; school; sport; team Percy Zentz lays in a contested bucket. Photo by Monique Labbe

Percy Zentz lays in a contested bucket. Photo by Monique Labbe

The GSA Eagles are now 11-0 on the season and first in Class C North standings. The team has averaged 77 points per game and has held its opponents to an average of 47 points per game.

Coach Dwayne Carter said that his younger players have improved “greatly,” which has added depth to the squad as the season has progressed. One thing he said his team will continue to work on moving forward is becoming better on the defensive end of the court.

“As always we will take it one play, one practice and one game at a time,” said Carter.

The Eagles are back in action Friday, January 20, with an away game at Searsport District High School.

sports; GSA; boys; Bucksport; Schildroth; 011917; Eagles; George Stevens Academy; game; high school; school; sport; team Tayler Schildroth drives down the middle for the bucket. Photo by Monique Labbe

Tayler Schildroth drives down the middle for the bucket. Photo by Monique Labbe

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Stefan Simmons and Jarrod Chase double team a Bucksport player. Photo by Monique Labbe

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