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Eagle boys advance from D2-9 sub-district

COZAD—Situations that have hampered Brady’s boys all season on the basketball court fled to opponents during the D2-9 sub-district at Cozad last week.

“We’ve had the turnovers and we’ve had the poor shooting percentage,” said Eagle coach Rich Britten. “This time, it wasn’t on us.”

Brady controlled Medicine Valley in the semi-finals on Feb. 22 to advance with a 58-39 victory.

“We played good defense and we shot the ball well,” Britten said. “The kids jumped out to a good start and never left any doubt.”

Senior point guard Christian Arterburn led the Eagles with 18 points. Tyler Egenberger and Kyle Pohlman added 11 points each to boost Brady into the sub-district final on Thursday.

“We knew going in we could play with Eustis-Farnam,” Britten said.

The first half felt pretty tight, he said.

“We wanted to penetrate and kick the ball back out but we were too closed up inside,” Britten said.

Brady led 17-15 at halftime but the Eagles were not yet pushing the momentum.

“We made some adjustments at halftime to open up the passing lanes,” the coach said. “Then there was an obvious sense of urgency in the kids and they started believing. It wasn’t just words, they believed they belonged in the finals and deserved to win.”

In the second half, Eustis-Farnam put up plenty of shots but struggled to score.

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