Eagles open roundball District play with a win

By Adrian Norman

The Van Horn Eagles hosted the Iraan Braves on Friday night in a district matchup.  The Eagles jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as they cruised to a 56-47 victory.  Iraan made a run in fourth period, but the Eagles hit some key shots and made some great plays down the stretch.

Luis Escajeda lead all scorers with 21 points, followed by Rafael Rodriguez (13) and Sahil Damniwalla (11).  Isaac Baeza played tough in the paint and had numerous offensive and defensive rebounds.  His hustle and consistency caused Iraan to get into foul trouble early in the first half.

The Eagles will travel to Ft. Hancock on Tuesday to resume district play.  If you can’t make the trip, you can keep up with all the action on www.west11sports.com.  Game available were called by Mr. & Mrs. Gibson.