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McGraw’s Jordan Cowen drives around Brookfield’s Derek Beeching and Austin Weeks (12) during Friday night’s game. Host McGraw rolled to a 69-38 victory.
First place Eagles roll on
The McGraw Central boys’ basketball team kept its hold on first place in the Central Counties League while making short work of the defending champion Friday night, romping past visiting Brookfield 69-38.
The Eagles are now 4-1 in league play and are a half-game ahead of Cincinnatus, which improved to 3-1 in the league Friday with a 53-41 home win over Stockbridge Valley.
The Eagles visit the Red Lions Monday night, the JV game slated to start at 5:30 p.m.
The DeRuyter girls’ basketball team scored its first Center State Conference Division V win in three outings Friday, 43-35 over visiting Otselic Valley.
McGraw 65, Brookfield 38: The Eagles came out strong, moving to a 21-6 lead after the first quarter and outscoring the Beavers 20-9 in the second to take a 41-15 lead into the locker room at halftime. The winners led 57-24 heading into the fourth.