The Turlock Christian boys basketball team has now won five of their last six games after taking down Southern Athletic League foe Le Grand on Friday night.
What began even for both squads in the first quarter quickly turned around for the Eagles after the defense was able to hold off the Bulldogs, along with an offensive outburst the following three quarters, that led to the 58-41 win.
“The start was a bit weird because it was their homecoming and apparently the shot clocks were not working, it was weird because they ran over a minute of an offensive set, but our defense was the highlight of the night we just got steals and stretched it out,” TC head coach Eddie Sai said.
At the halfway mark the Eagles were up 29-22 and that was followed by a strong second half for TC who cruised into their eighth league win of the year thus far.
Over four players scored in the double digits, Kameron Vogt (15), Jordan Riise (14), Egan Farrar (13) and Josh Wright (10).
“Our defense was good, I preached it all season, defense wins championship and if it doesn’t win it then it can take us a long way in the playoffs,” Sai said. “I mean I felt we were the better team tonight and once we got going we were able to tell.”
Before finishing off their final three league games, the Eagles will first embark on a journey to help the community as they will volunteer at the Turlock Gospel Mission today to help feed the homeless.
“We still have three tough teams left, but first as a team we're going to the Turlock Gospel Mission to help the community at noon and feed lunch to the homeless,” Sai said.
The Eagles will continue SAL play against Denair as they will host them at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.