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Published: Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 1:24 a.m. CST • Updated: Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 7:03 a.m. CST

East Union 36, North Harrison 28

EAGLEVILLE, Mo. — Jesse Akers led a balanced scoring attack as the East Union Eagles improved to 2-0 under first-year head coach Thad Tussey with a 36-28 win over North Harrison here Thursday.

Akers led the Eagles with 12 points in the win. Cole Campbell and Trevor Barnett each netted eight points, while Mason Gossman and Sean Schmitz each recorded three points. Dustin Hoyt added two points for East Union.

“North Harrison played zone for three quarters,” Tussey said. “We found the gaps with passes to the post and drives from the perimeter for good attacks and free throw attempts. They went man in the fourth, being behind. We stayed patient against both. Defensively, good man-to-man defense held their top scorers in check.”

East Union hosts Nodaway Valley tonight in a boys and girls doubleheader.

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