Eagles fall to Evart, 64-50

A big second quarter propelled visiting Evart to a non-conference boys basketball 64-50 win Tuesday night. The Wildcats outscored Farwell 19-7 in the second frame to to take control of what had been a 17-17 tie after the first quarter.

“Good start in the first quarter for us, our offense was clicking early,” Farwell head coach Erik Schunk said. “The second quarter hurt us because of our individual defense, which in the grand picture of things is an easy fix with the group of players I have this year.”

Evart extended its 36-24 halftime lead to 47-31 with an 11-7 edge in the third quarter, though Farwell had its best quarter of the night in the fourth, outscoring Evart at a 19-17 clip.

“I was really proud of how hard they worked all game,” Schunk said. “(They) never quit.”

Curtis Robinson led Farwell with 15 points, including hitting three shots from three-point land in the first quarter. Trent Marhofer and Walter Mosby both added 11 points with Marhofer getting four rebounds and one block and Mosby swiping four steals. Trevor McComber put in six points and Dylan Brown tallied three points, four rebounds and three assists.

Farwell (0-1) plays at Houghton Lake tonight (Friday) to open Jack Pine Conference play and hosts Beaverton on Wednesday in another league game.