By Kris Freeman for White House High School
ANTIOCH – The Ezell-Harding Eagles shot out of the gate to a 16-point lead in the second quarter against White House on Monday, pulling away late for a 63-43 victory.
Junior guard Cameron Hunt scored 18 points, including a perfect 6-of-6 from the line, to lead all scorers. Jack Ellis scored 16 and nailed three long-distance shots from behind the arc.
White House trailed by 14 with 2.3 seconds before the half when senior Ethan Droz fired a full court pass to a wide open classmate Quad Lucas for the lay in at the buzzer, narrowing the margin to 34-22 at the intermission. White House continued the run into the second half with the first nine points, making it 34-31 after Droz connected on one of two free throws at the line. But the Devils couldn’t convert after a jump ball and the Eagles sent it to Hunt for a three at the other end to break the scoreless drought for the hosts.
Just a few minutes later, it was 56-35 after Ezell-Harding blitzed a 22-4 run to put the ice on the contest.
White House got 12 points from Zane Brown, all on three-point shots. Cooper Brinn scored eight including two from long distance, Wesley Deakins six, Droz six, Quad Lucas five, Amarion Lucas four, and Rhys Blackburn two.
Ezell-Harding got nine from Jamari Liddell, seven from Kian Sepehr, four from Blake Dean and Paul Nix, three from Braxton Coleman and two by K.J. Stockard.
The Eagles improved to 4-4. White House fell to 2-6. The Blue Devils play at home Wednesday against Smith County in a game tentatively scheduled for 4:45 p.m., but with the cancellation of the girls game on Wednesday, that time could be subject to change.
Photos by Kris Freeman