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Boys basketball roundup: Maranatha sets school single-game scoring record, ousts Oskaloosa

January 10, 2018

The Maranatha Christian Academy boys basketball team broke the school's single-game scoring record in its 89-21 win over Oskaloosa on Tuesday.

Jax Holland led a group of four Eagles in double figures with 32 points. Jonathan Jackson poured in 22 points, and Brock West and Jason Friesen added 17 and 12, respectively.

Maranatha dished out 29 assists and jumped out to a 50-5 lead at halftime.

The Eagles (4-2) will hit the road when they take on Pleasant Ridge (3-4) at 8 p.m. Friday.

Bishop Miege 58, St. James 46

St. James Academy jumped out to an eight-point halftime lead and led by one with six minutes to play, but Bishop Miege senior Jeremiah Robinson-Earl guided the Stags down the stretch to a 58-46 victory.

With the Thunder leading, 38-37, early in the fourth quarter after a bucket from Jack Moellers, Robinson-Earl scored 11 points of the Stags' 18 unanswered points to help Miege pull away late.

The Thunder (2-7, No. 10 in Class 5A) were able to take control in the first half thanks to some hot-shooting behind the arc and slowing down the pace. Casey Worley knocked down three 3-pointers of the Thunder's seven 3-pointers in the first half, and Josh Spradlin and Moellers drained two apiece. St. James led 23-15 with 5:30 remaining in the second quarter, and the score remained that way for the rest of the half.

St. James suffered its sixth straight loss, while the top-ranked team in 4A-I moved to 6-0. The Thunder will try to get back on track at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Blue Valley Southwest (4-4).

Spring Hill 41, De Soto 35

De Soto was unable to overcome a 12-point halftime deficit in its 41-35 loss to Spring Hill.

Nate Barnhart led the Wildcats with nine points.

The Wildcats (4-4) will try to get back in the win column at 7:30 p.m. Friday when they play host to Louisburg (1-7).

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