MARCUS - The Remsen Union Rockets overcame a 4-point halftime deficit to knock off Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn, 61-50, in a battle of War Eagle Conference basketball favorites here on Monday night.
Dylan Spieler, with 15 points and a 10 rebounds, and Tyler Prunty, who scored 18 and grabbed six boards, led the Eagles' effort, while Andrew Hoefling had eight rebounds and scored seven points.
R-U got 20-point nights from two of its players,as junior Tanner Hilbrands netted 21 points and senior Cam Kuchel notched 20 for the Rockets, who now boast a 14-3 season mark. The Eagles fell to 11-3 on the season with the loss.
Eagle coach Mark Fisher commented, "I give Remsen-Union a ton of credit tonight. In the second half they came out with great intensity and really wanted this game. They really competed tonight. With that said, I really was disappointed in our effort tonight. I thought, especially in the second half, we just did not play with a sense of urgency. We were very tentative and timid on both ends of the floor, but especially on the offensive end.
"Defensively, we played good enough to win the game, but poor shot selection and turnovers forced us into transition defense too many times. For as good as we've played the last few games on offense, tonight we just did not execute very well. Poor decisions, lazy passes, and poor execution were our downfall. You just cannot play like that and expect to beat a good team like Remsen-Union."