McCormick pours in career-high 22 points in defeat

TRAFALGAR — With two starters sidelined by injury, the Royals are a team with little margin for error. So, despite commendable and mostly mistake-free effort, the Eastern Hancock boys basketball team is 0-2 on the young season.

The Royals hung with a solid Class 3A Indian Creek squad Saturday, only to fall 60-56. In their season-opener Wednesday, the 2A Royals led Centerville into the fourth quarter, but stumbled down the stretch on the way to a 45-37 loss.

“I told them, we figure out how to do two better things on the offensive end, two better things on the defensive end both nights we’re 2-0 instead of 0-2,” EH coach Aaron Spaulding said Saturday of his post-game speech. “So, we’re right there. Guys are having to do some stuff they’ve never done before, so I’m not disappointed with them at all. We just have to get better and find ways to win games.”

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