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.