HOPE — Elyria Christian Junior High School’s boys basketball team started its season in style on Thursday with a 46-15 rout of Rural Vista.
The Eagles sprinted to a 20-5 first-quarter lead and it was 28-8 at the half.
“The guys played well as a team tonight and were able to find the open man for a good shot,” ECJH coach Shawn Stucky said. “After losing a deep eighth-grade class from last year, these guys have stepped up and have been working incredibly hard. Their efforts paid off tonight and I was very proud of them.”
Ben Unruh tallied 22 points to lead the Eagles.
It was a clean sweep of the day as the Eagles’ B-team was a 17-8 winner behind 6 points by Johnny Unruh.
Elyria A (46) — J. Unruh 2, Dossett 2, Burrill 2, B. Unruh 22, Allen 4, Wiggers 4, Clark 2, Huddle 6, Mitchell 2.
Elyria B (17) — J. Unruh 6, Dossett 2, Wiggers 3, Clark 4, Robertson 2.