No. 1 seed Berean ends C-G's season

By Steve Sell
March 05, 2016

BROOKVILLE — A 16-4 second quarter was the difference Friday night as the basketball season ended for the Canton-Galva boys at the hands of No. 1 sub-state seed Berean Academy.

The Eagles trailed 17-11 after a quarter and then turned to ice in the second period. C-G showed a lot of grit, however, outscoring the Warriors by a point in the second half.

Travis Unruh and Zach Snow had eight points apiece for the Eagles, who for the third straight year improved their record as they finished 11-11.

“Berean Academy went 7 of 10 from the 3-point line in the first half,” said C-G coach Shane Duncan, whose team continues to improve in each year of his tenure. “When they are shooting like that, they are extremely tough to compete with. I should have made earlier adjustments in the first half to contain their perimeter game. The run they made late in the second quarter was a huge momentum swing when they went on an 8-0 run.  When you fall behind double-digits to a team of that caliber, it's extremely tough to recover.”

Duncan had to say goodbye Friday to a huge group of seven seniors.  

“The toughest part of the loss was knowing it was the last time I'd get to coach these seniors,” he said. “They have helped bring credibility back to the program and they will be sorely missed.”