ORAN -- The Scott City Rams improved to 3-0 on the season Friday night when they got a 20-point performance from Jeremy Schlosser and got by the Oran Eagles, 70-62.
The Eagles, who led early in the contest, had four players to hit double figures, but lost the lead at the 5-minute mark of the second quarter when the Rams went up 19-18 on a layup by Schlosser.
"Scott City played hard, they played harder than we did. They wanted the game worse than we did," conceded Oran coach Mitch Wood. "We didn't play smart and adjust to the way the game was being officiated. They did and that was the difference."
Ryan Bouge got the Eagles off to a quick start in the opening frame when he knocked down a pair of treys and the Eagles led 13-10 after one quarter.
In the second quarter the Rams' duo of Mark Dannenmueller and D. J. Walton went to work and combined for 14 points to put the visitors ahead to stay. The Rams lead at the half was 27-26.
The Eagles continued to hang around in the third quarter and trailed by only seven to set the stage for the final quarter.
In the fourth quarter, the Eagles committed 12 fouls.
The Rams responded by hitting 18-of-24 from the line to fend off the Eagles.
"Lately we have certain kids who come to play and the others don't. As long as we play like that, we are going to have problems." said Wood.
Scott City won the jayvee contest 66-48.