Posted On: 02/19/20 6:03 PM

In order to keep their dwindling postseason hopes alive, North Eugene held off Thurston 58-56 on Tuesday behind their stellar guard tandem of Brennan DeGarmo and Nate Duke.

In a game that went back and forth throughout, the Highlanders topped the Colts with clutch shooting in the fourth quarter and overtime to move to 5-8 in league play.

Despite an offensive explosion from Santino Stranieri (21 points), the Colts dropped to just 6-7 in conference with the MWL’s top three teams still on the schedule (Churchill, Crater, Willamette). 

Meanwhile, North Eugene will face the bottom three teams in the league to close the season, providing themselves with an opportunity to carry some much-needed momentum into the playoffs. 

Here’s our five takeaways from Tuesday:

North Eugene is catching stride at the right time.

Despite being hindered by injuries for much of the season, the Highlanders have now beaten Willamette and Thurston in back to back games, making two huge steps toward an elusive postseason berth. Although North has slipped up in a few games throughout the course of this season, they’ve done just enough to have something to play for down the

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