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flowing for the second straight ….

flowing for the second straight …. flowing for the second straight ….

flowing for the second straight game.

The ‘Jays were also in search of their first win after dropping their season opener with Newman Catholic, but whatever rust was on their game was quickly busted off as Cooper Diedrich, Dayne Diethelm and Aiden Janke proved too much for Abby to handle.

Diedrich led all players with 18 points, and his 13 points in the first half set the tone. Athens connected several times from three, and that opened things up inside, allowing Diedrich and Janke to penetrate the lane for points or free throws.

Abby was neck and neck with their rivals for much of the first half, and five players scored eight or more points on the night. Hunter Soyk provided the spark in the first half, finding a rhythm from beyond three, scoring nine points from Down Town.

Cade Faber scored eight points, and Mason Carpenter and Brandon Diedrich provided valuable offense. After one half the Falcons were only down 39-31.

Unfortunately, Abby’s offense sputtered in the second half, and Athens never lost a step. The ‘Jays continued to connect from three, converted free throws and scored 26 points in the latter half.

Meanwhile, turnovers and misses crept into Abby’s game, and outside of Brandon Hawkey, no Falcon scored more than four points in the last stanza as Abby was held to 18 second half points.

Faber led Abby with 12 points. Soyk finished with nine points. Hawkey scored seven points in the second half to also finish with nine points.

Carpenter scored down low and at the line, but he had just one basket in the second half and also finished with nine points. Brandon Diedrich drained two treys as he scored eight points. Uriel Ochoa chipped in with two points