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Soaring Eagles survive Paradise 34-30

December 17, 2012
By John Vrancic - Sports Reporter , Daily Press

HANNAHVILLE - Underclassmen did a vast majority of the shooting and scoring for the Hannahville boys Saturday morning as they posted a 34-30 basketball victory over the Paradise Rockets.

Freshman Trace Sagataw scored seven points and eighth-grader David Welling added six for the Soaring Eagles (6-0), who led 28-4 early in the third quarter.

"Again, I appreciate everybody putting the good of the team ahead of themselves," said Hannahville coach Seth Miller. "This was a good chance to play everybody. We kept 2-3 veterans in there, which enabled us to get better shots. It was nice to see they (Paradise) didn't quit. They're only going to get better."

Paradise (0-2) had only five available players, including a sophomore, a freshman, two eight-graders and a seventh-grader.

"When they were bringing in five new guys is when we would have liked to have some depth," said Rockets' coach Jason Woodard. "Obviously, we're building for the future. Everything is a learning experience right now. Our guys have to understand when they make a mistake, they have to move on."

The Soaring Eagles got 27 points from players who normally don't draw starting assignments.

Fact Box

Paradise 2 2 11 15 - 30

Hannahville 13 10 2 2 - 34

Paradise - Ferguson 6, Snider 2, J. Pigeau 11, L. Pigeau 5, Ellenbaas 6. F: 6; Fouled out: None; 3-point field goals: J. Pigeau, L. Pigeau.

Hannahville - Welling 6, Ortiz 1, C. Meshigaud 3, Sagataw 7, Williams 2, M. Thorbahn 3, I. Meshigaud 5, O'Brien 2, T. Thorbahn 5. FT: 2-11; F: 3: 3-point field goals: C. Meshigaud, Sagataw, M. Thorbahn, I. Meshigaud.

Jameson Pigeau led Paradise with 11.

Both teams committed 16 turnovers.

Hannahville hosts Big Bay de Noc Thursday, with the girls' game set for 6 p.m. and the boys' contest scheduled to start at 7:45.



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