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EHS boys get hot after season-opening loss

The Emmaus High School boys basketball team continued its winning ways last week and the victories came by a large margin.

The Green Hornets (6-1 overall, 3-0 EPC) got the better of Whitehall in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference play last week, winning 69-39, and then had a nonconference victory over Governor Mifflin on Saturday, 76-62. Both games were played at home.

Emmaus has now won its last six games after dropping the season opener to Methacton on the first Friday of December. All six games have all been decided by double figures as the Hornets have taken care of their opponents early on and haven’t had to sweat out many endings.

The Zephyrs (5-1, 2-1) suffered their first and only defeat of the season thus far at the hands of Emmaus last Tuesday. The Green Hornets put the game heavily in their favor in the first half as they held Whitehall to just six points each of the first two quarters and outscored them in each frame, taking a 33-12 lead into halftime.

Jametric Harris led all scorers with 16 points to lead a trio in double-digits in points. Will Barber tallied 13 points and Dylan Darville recorded 12. Jake Fotta had seven points for Emmaus.

The Green Hornets were scheduled to play East Stroudsburg South last Friday, but weather forced the game to be postponed.

On Saturday, Emmaus took down the Mustangs behind a strong fourth quarter. Different from Tuesday when they had a large lead at halftime, Emmaus actually trailed at halftime, 27-24. They climbed back in the third quarter and held a two-point advantage heading into the final frame, where they outscored Governor Mifflin 34-22 to put the game out of reach late.

Five Green Hornets finished in double figures in scoring, led by 21 from Barber. Teague McCourt broke out and recorded 17 points. Harris tallied 13 points, Fotta had 11 and Darville added 10.

This week, Emmaus is at Freedom on Tuesday and has the makeup against the Cavaliers on Thursday night at home.

PRESS PHOTO BY MARK LINEBERGER Jackson Lake drives to the basket during the Hornets' win over Allen.