Coming off the Thursday night victory at Kimball, Eden Valley-Watkins held a Saturday, Jan. 11 matinee at Johnson-Peterson gym. Their guests were the Minne-waska Lakers and the Eagles prevailed in the non-conference clash, 74-46. EV-W came out gunning, grabbing an early lead and never relinquishing it. The Eagles’ scoring attack featured junior guard Bret Mattice, who blistered the nets for 27 points. Teammate junior forward Jared Streit dialed up a double-double, popping on 17 points and gathering 10 rebounds, in the decisive win. The Eagles now stand at 10-4 on the year, and will take on conference-rival Maple Lake tomorrow night at their place. Game scoring summary: Bret Mattice, 27; Jared Streit, 17; Reese Jansen, 7; Alex Nesenson, 7; Jacob Streit, 5; Nick Pauly, 4; DJ Stewart, 3; DeShaun James, 2; and Austin Schlangen, 2.
EV-W freshman Reese Jansen shoots a 3-pointer vs. Minnewaska Saturday, Jan. 11. Photo by Nick Block.