Eagles nip Cougars to gain 1st HHC win

Eastern Hancock moved to 10-3 on the season with a 62-44 decision over still-winless Tri Friday evening.

The visiting Royals, who had their 8-game winning streak snapped by Greenfield-Central in their last game on Feb. 1, were paced by Derrick Noel’s 22 points.

“The first half, we kind of let them stick around, but we did a nice job in the second half and got after it defensively,” EH coach Aaron Spaulding said.

Isaiah McCormick added 15 points for the Royals. Garrett Hancock had 11 points. Cooper Henderson added seven assists and eight rebounds. Cole Fout had seven rebounds.

Tri dropped to 0-13.

EH (4-1 Mid-Hoosier Conference) is off until Thursday, when it travels to MHC foe Hauser (6-8, 3-3 MHC).

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