The Oak Hill Golden Eagles came away with their third victory of the season on Saturday night, as they easily defeated the Taylor Titans.
Minus the third quarter, in which they gave up 21 points, the Golden Eagles played stout defense throughout the contest, making it difficult for Taylor to get anything going offensively.
“Taylor really likes to dribble drive and this is something that we have not handled too well the first two games,” head coach Kevin Renbarger said after the victory. “We were able to get stops and force some tough shots.”
Caleb Middlesworth had a great game for Oak Hill, finishing with a game-high 28 points on 10-of-13 shooting from the floor. David Arens continued his strong overall play with 12 points, four rebounds, and six assists in the blowout victory.
“Caleb had a great game on both ends of the floor,” Renbarger said. “It was nice to see him have a breakout game like this. He too has been struggling and I feel as though as he goes we are going to go. Caleb was able to stay out of foul trouble and I think this led to his increased contribution. David Arens had a decent shooting night and did many other things on the floor that helped us.”
Now, with a big Grant County matchup with Mississinewa on the horizon, Renbarger is looking for his team to stay focused and determined.
“I think more than anything we just need to make sure we stay consistent,” Renbarger said. “Last night was a really good performance and we were consistent from beginning to end. This game has turned into a pretty big early season rivalry so I’m not at all concerned about our kids being ‘up for the game’ we just have to make sure our play will match the level of intensity for the game.”