Thursday, December 31, 2015

Eagles soar over the Knights - By Stephanie Coffin

Windham Eagles boys’ varsity has started their season with a new coach and a new game play. As coach Pulkkinen learns about his team’s individual strengths and weaknesses, character and heart – the team learns to accept a new way, new ideas and embrace a new outlook.

 The Eagles have played four games to date and the teams record is 2-2. Both Deering and Cheverus games were losses for the Eagles and they were also a good learning experience. As with any new season the team needs to learn to work together and trust one another on the court and believe in the coaches plays. Though this team is young with three seniors, six juniors, six sophomores and one freshman, look for this team to bond and become a notable team to watch.

 Hosting and winning against the Lewiston Blue Devils gave the Eagles their first win of the season and just enough encouragement that would work in their favor to move on. Most recently the Eagles traveled to Berwick to face the Noble Knights. The Eagles came off the bench ready to play and owned the court in the first quarter of the game leading 24-8.

 The second quarter drew some fouls on both sides with the Eagles still dominating and ending the first half of the game 41-19. The Eagles found their groove early in the game and kept the teamwork together throughout. The third quarter saw much of the same ending with the Eagles ahead 71-35. The entire Eagles bench contributed to the scoreboard and they walked away with their second win of the season 86-47.
 The Eagles next game is against Oxford Hills on Saturday the 19th at home. First team plays at 10 a.m., the J.V. team will play at 11:30 a.m. and the varsity team will tip off at 1 p.m.


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