Panthers remain winless after heartbreaking loss to Muncie Burris

On Tuesday night, the Eastbrook Panthers put together one of their most complete games of the season.

Unfortunately, after the final buzzer, the Panthers left Muncie still looking for their first win, as they fell to the Muncie Burris Owls by a score of 57-55. 

Eastbrook fell behind in the first half of play, trailing by eight points at the halftime break. 

But they came roaring back in the third quarter to take the lead and eventually built a multiple possession advantage in the fourth.

However, they could not close it out, as the Owls ultimately came away with the victory. 

“It’s a heartbreaker tonight, unfortunately,” Eastbrook Head Coach Greg Allison said. “Down eight at halftime, we battled all the way back, led by two at the end of the third, and were up by six at one points in time in the middle of the fourth. Tonight’s a heartbreaker for sure.”

Alex Baker led the way for the Panthers, collecting 24 points in the loss.

While the losses have piled up, the Panthers continue to showcase improvement with each passing contest. And despite a tough defeat against Burris, Allison continues to believe his team is heading in the right direction. 

“We’re playing. We’re playing hard. The kids are following the gameplan,” Allison said. “For whatever reason, it just seems that we are coming up short here in these last few games.

“But I’m proud of them. I’m proud to be their coach. I think they did an amazing job tonight representing their school, their families, and their community in the way they played.”

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