MUNCIE — One practice was all the Eastern Hancock boys basketball team needed this week, and it was ready to go Friday night.
Any concerns the Royals had after this week’s miserable weather that shut the school down went away during a definitive first quarter against Muncie Burris at Ball Gym.
EH strung together 17 unanswered points after spotting the Owls a 1-0 lead, and coasted 69-39 with an extremely well-balanced attack both in scoring and rebounding.
The Royals improved to 5-2 and captured their fourth straight, improving upon the program’s longest streak since the 2010-11 squad won 10 in a row. It was also the first time in two years EH has allowed fewer than 40 points in consecutive games.
“Anytime you cannot practice in several days, it’s going to be rough,” said EH coach Aaron Spaulding, whose squad prepped only on Thursday. “We obviously were ready to play (Friday). We did a nice job and we got out to a good start.”