PHOTOS: Senior boys and girls Eckville Aces stun Koinonia

Havana Carritt drives to the basket during the second half of the senior girls Eckville Aces’ game against the Koinonia Storm on Dec. 18. Carritt put up six points against the Storm on Wednesday night. Photos by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
Thomas Funk looks to hook in a shot from under the basket on Dec. 18. Funk was credited with 10 points at the Wednesday night game.
Savannah McAlpine maintains possession of the ball against a battling member of the Storm on Dec. 18. McAlpine was credited for 12 of the senior girls’ 80 points.
Stephan Lynn leaps as he looks to pass the ball to an Aces teammate at the bottom of the key on Wednesday night. Lynn was one of the Aces’ top scorers on Dec. 18.
Ciara Castro dribbles the ball down court to set up a play on Dec. 18. Castro put up eight points for the Aces on Wednesday.
Arjan Both reaches to put the ball in the net over a fallen Koinonia player on Wednesday night. Both put up three points for the Aces Dec. 18.
Madison Smith speeds towards the net with Storm players hot on her heels Wednesday night. Smith was one of the two top scorers on Dec. 18 with a 22-point game.
Dekker Gillett goes in for a layup around a defending Storm player on Dec. 18.
Dayton Dyrland watches her shot soar towards the basket on Dec. 18 at Eckville Jr/Sr High School.

The Eckville Senior Aces welcome Koinonia for a doubleheader on Wednesday night.

Both teams came out with a win on Dec. 18 over the visiting Storm to go into the Christmas break on a high note.

The senior girls Aces faced the Storm in the first tip off of the evening taking off to an early lead.

The Aces found themselves up 35-5 at the end of the first quarter and continued to widen their deficit heading into the half.

The Storm only put up one more point during the second quarter while the Aces put down 18 points.

Going into the third quarter up by 35 points the Aces rode the momentum to the very end.

With 10 minutes left of play the senior girls Aces were up 57-18 keeping the Storm at arms length.

The final buzzer sounded to a massive 57 point victory over the visiting storm with a final score of 80-23.

Top scorer for the girls were Madison Smith and Annika McAlpine with 22 points each with Savannah McAlpine trailing with 12 points.

The senior boys Aces took to the court after the girls’ dominate win and faced a tight first quarter against the storm.

After 10 minutes of play the Aces were ahead three points, 11-8.

During the second quarter the senior boys Aces kicked it up a notch and extended their lead to 33-16 at halftime.

The momentum carried into the second half and the Aces shot for 17 points in the third quarter.

The fourth and final quarter saw 18 more points from the Aces resulting in a 30 point victory over Koinonia, 68-38.

Lucas Obst, Kolton Glenn and Stephan Lynn were top scorers for the senior boys on Wednesday night.

Both the senior girls Aces basketball teams will return to home court the week of Jan. 13.

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