The Eastern boys basketball team lost two games this weekend, ending with another close game last night to the Paoli Rams, 69-57.

Eastern drops to 1-4 in Mid-Southern Conference play and 2-9 on the season.

The Musketeers battled for much of the first half, but still managed to trail at halftime 30-25.

Ridge Hall gave the Musketeers a spark early in the game, hitting two mid range jump shots to start the game.

Sophomore Sawyer Starrett came in during the second quarter and gave Eastern good energy as well, knocking down two big shots and playing solid defense.

Guards Robert Rodewig and Hayden Woolsey paced the Musketeers in the second half, but Eastern struggled to get defensive stops late in the game and were never able to get over the hump as Paoli won the game by a final score of 67-59.

Paoli guard Ty Lawson lead all scorers with 24 points, while Hayden Woolsey and Robert Rodewig both had 21 for the Musketeers.

Scoring for both teams were:

Eastern –
Ridge Hall – 5
Leif Edlin – 1
Hayden Woolsey – 21
Robert Rodewig – 21
Trevor Lewellen – 5
Sawyer Starrett – 6

Smith – 2
Street – 8
Lawson – 24
Vincent – 11
Babcock – 5
Minton – 5
Chastain – 7
Sears – 5

The Musketeers suffered a tough loss to the North Harrison Cougars Friday night, 55-46

The game was a back and forth affair from the start. The Musketeers played with a lot of energy and effort in a game that at times got very physical.

Eastern’s guards Robert Rodewig and Hayden Woolsey both had hot shooting nights, combining for nine 3 pointers in the game. Leif Edlin had his best defensive outing of the year, which helped the Musketeers keep the game close in the second half.

Ultimately the Cougars would hit free throws down the stretch to seal the final victory by a score of 55-46.

Scoring for both teams were:

Nick Emmert – 4
Ridge Hall – 2
Hayden Woolsey – 22
Robert Rodewig – 18

Noth Harrison –
M. Flock – 3
A. Flock – 12
Troxell – 7
Jenkins – 13
Book – 10
Eveslage – 10