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Eagles Win Hardwood Home Opener Over Concordia

Scoring Threat… Eagle senior guard Josh Taylor scored a career-high 26 points against Concordia in Holden’s 63-41 win over the Orioles on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Photo by Steve Edwards

The Holden boys basketball team captured a convincing 63-41 win over Concordia in the Eagles’ home opener on Wednesday, Nov. 30.
Holden displayed a 22-9 scoring advantage in the fourth quarter with nine points scored by Wyatt VanMeter, seven by Aiden Morarity, five from Josh Taylor, and a free throw from Tyler Hankins in the final frame.
“We coaches have been talking about getting offensive rebounds because some of the athletes we have like Aiden, Josh, Tyler, Reco (Jenkins) are all kind of long, and athletic guys,” said Holden boys basketball coach Nathan Martin. “We feel like we can really get onto the offensive boards. They listened, and did what we asked tonight. So a lot of credit goes to them.”
Taylor finished with a career-high 26 points to lead the Eagles.
“Josh has been shooting well in the little bit he’s been here since football’s done, and in the summer he noticed he can really gain from offensive rebounds,” said coach Martin. “He always plays a little better at home, too. When he plays confident like that, it helps us a lot.”
Morarity totaled 17 points in the game.
VanMeter finishing with 12 points to put three Holden players in double digits in scoring.
“He’s been getting big minutes,” noted coach Martin in regard to VanMeter. “He’s one who didn’t play football, so he’s been here all preseason. We’ve been in his ear about controlling the game, making the easy pass, not trying to do a whole lot, playing your role. He had a good game.”
Hankins finished with 6 total points. Reco Jenkins chipped in 2 points.

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