Royals hit by injury bug


Whether Eastern Hancock’s struggles in close games are a direct result of the team’s inability to stay healthy is a question up for debate.

Something that isn’t arguable, however, is the fact that the Royals are marred in their worst losing streak in recent memory.

Saturday’s 56-37 loss to Union County was the team’s eighth consecutive defeat.

In records dating back to the 1993-94 campaign, three other EH squads experienced eight-game losing skids, but each prevailed in their next contest.

This edition has simply had a hard time staying on the court.

The Royals (2-10) began the season without reigning county scoring leader Victor Vincz, as well as contributors Cooper Henderson and Shane McCormick.

All three missed multiple games to begin the season — McCormick missed five, Vincz sat out four and Henderson was inactive for three — before returning.

Around that time, Garrett Lee came down with the flu and missed the team’s game against Muncie Burris on Jan. 4.

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