Penn's 32 points, White's 6 threes, Alstat's double-double lift EHS over Galatia in OT
Dawson White had 6 three-pointers against Galatia. (Doug Daniels File Photo)
By Doug Daniels
1351sports.com / elveradosports.com
February 7, 2018
(Galatia, Ill.) - Elverado erased a six-point deficit entering the fourth quarter by putting up 25 points, and had three players finish in double figures of their 88-85 comeback road victory over Galatia on Tuesday night. Three Falcons finished the game in double figures and Dawson White and Sam Alstat combined to make nine three-pointers.
“We battled all night and were able to come out on top," said EHS head coach Jacob Emling. "We played through some physicality and adversity that we’re not used to, including some foul trouble starting early in the game."
"Aquntez (Penn) was able to attack the rim all night, and Dawson and Sam hit shots all night, including Sam’s three to give us the lead inside 1:00 of the fourth quarter. Trey (Bernardini), Avery (Caraker), and Isaac (Floyd) also pitched in offensively making it hard for Galatia to just focus one one or two guys on the defensive end. We still have to rebound much better, right now we are giving up too many second chance points.”
The Falcons trailed 53-47 at the start of the fourth period, but Penn, White and Alstat rose to the occasion to get the game to OT. Penn had 8 points in the quarter, White had two three-pointers, and Alstat sank a three and a two, helping Elverado outscore Galatia 25-19 in the final eight minutes of regulation.
In overtime, the Falcons went 10-of-14 at the free throw line and got a bucket apiece from Alstat, Penn and White to bring home their 16th win of the season.
Penn led the scoring with 32 points, White had 26 - which included 6 threes, Alstat had 15, Bernardini and Caraker each added 6, and Floyd finished with 3.
Elverado (16-10) returns home on Friday night to take on Century. They'll be at home again on Tuesday against Gateway Legacy Christian Academy for Senior Night with the junior varsity game tipping off early at 4:30 p.m.
Meridian 79, Elverado 48 (02/02/18)
The high-powered offense of the Meridian Bobcats was too much to handle for the Falcons on February 2, as Elverado fell on the road 79-48.
EHS stayed within striking distance for a quarter and trailed just 14-10 entering the second, but scored only five points in that period and were facing an uphill battle down 27-15 at the break. The Bobcats turned it on after halftime, outscoring the Falcons 52-33 over the course of the final sixteen minutes of action.
“We played them well in the first quarter and even first half really," Emling said. "Offensively we couldn’t get much going, but I was very happy with our defense and rebounding. They wore us down in the second half and we ran out of gas. In the second half we were able to work on some things to make us a better team. Meridian has a good squad, and I look for them to make a deep run in the post season.”
Penn had a team-high 28 points for EHS, Alstat added 8, Caraker 6, Michael Shearer 4 and Brody Troutt 2. Elverado played the game a bit shorthanded, missing White and his outside shooting ability.
Falcons @ Galatia: https://www.hudl.com/video/2/258532/5a7c78c57bddc50cecf47744
Alstat's double-double @ Galatia: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/10473122/5a7c7901d45e1d0d00e3ba86