The Osbourn boys basketball team traveled to Broad Run Tuesday evening fresh off winter break. The Eagles knew that it would be a tough game as Broad Run has one of the better players around in Nigel Johnson.
Johnson demonstrated last night why he is such a good player, tallying 36 points against the Eagles. The only problem is that one man can't win a game and Osbourn displayed good team basketball to eventually take the victory 89-73 over the Spartans.
The Eagles jumped out to an early lead as they outscored Broad Run 20-12 in the first quarter. But the Spartans gained some momentum on offense in the second period, outscoring the Eagles, 18-16 in the second quarter.
Osbourn was up 36-30 at the half.
The third quarter was when Osbourn really did the most damage and opened up a good lead.
The Eagles came out in the third quarter and immediately got hot on the offensive end. Senior guard Jay Lane had his best game of the season to date as he put up 25 points to lead the way for Osbourn. The Eagles won the scoring battle 26-16 in the third quarter to give themselves a 16-point lead heading into the final period.
In the fourth, both teams did well on the offensive end. Broad Run had to rally in an attempt to come back. It's tough to rally against a team with as many weapons as Osbourn and they proved that on Tuesday. Each team tallied 27 fourth quarter points, bringing the final score to 89-73 in favor of the Eagles.
Osbourn was lead by Lane's 25 points but also got 15 points each from Cedrick Delaney and Corey Bedford. The Eagles also got a double-double from Raphael Edwards who scored 11 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Robert Carter, a fifth starter, also scored 11 points. All five Osbourn starters scored in the double digits.
The Eagles improved to 10-0 with the victory and will have a couple good days of practice before hosting Battlefield on Friday night at 7:30.