Invite update: Carroll claims third in tourney

By Steve Sell
January 23, 2016
Kendall Shaw

Bishop Carroll’s success is predicated on its defense.

The Eagles turned up the heat Saturday night in the third-place game of the McPherson Invitational.

Carroll permitted Junction City just 17 first-half points and went on for a 58-45 victory for a 2-1 performance in the tournament.

The Eagles held the Blue Jays to just 5 of 15 from the field in the first half and overcame its own cold shooting with some good ballhandling, turning it over just thee times.

Carroll led 22-17 at the half and pushed the lead out to 10 heading into the fourth quarter as it made 9 of 14 shots after the break.

Eric Sharping had his way inside for the Eagles with 20 points, making 7 of 8 floor shots. Max Iseman added 10. Carroll shot exactly 50 percent from the floor by making 19 of 38, but just 3 of 13 from beyond the arc.

Tyrone Poole's 16 points topped Junction City and Ricardo Erans furnished 13. The Blue Jays suffered from 3-point range by making just 1 of 13.