The Maize Eagles have been perfect on the year. Of the games they have played five of them have been decided by ten points or less. Friday night was no different as the Eagles outlasted the Campus Colts 46-45.
Feb, 8, 2019; Wichita, Kansas, USA; ©Kelly Ross
The Colts entered Friday night with only one loss on the season to Maize. Unlike the last matchup Shawn Warrior stepped into the starting lineup for the Colts. The junior guard led Campus with 11 points followed by Steele Chapman.
Maize was led by guard Brandle Easter Jr. with 21 points. He was able to work around the rim dropping in tough finishes at the basket. When asked about the closer games they've played, Easter Jr. notes the Eagles are getting everyone's best shot.
"I feel like we have a target on out back because teams don’t have anything to lose when they play is so we have to do everything we have to do to prepare," said Easter. "Teams have been giving us their best shot so we have to play the best basketball we can."
Devon Koehn followed Easter Jr. in scoring for the Eagles adding 12 points including a pair of first quarter threes. Caleb Grill added 10.
One player you may not see fill up the stat sheet with points is Tanner Ohnmeis. He added a free-throw towards the end of the game that gave the Eagles a little breathing room. More importantly his ability to track down loose balls and fight for every rebound helps the Eagles more than it is noticed. He grabbed the loose ball to ice the win against Campus Friday night.
"We know everyone is going to give it their all but we know if we all work together and play as a team we can do anything we can beat anyone," added Ohnmeis.