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story.lead_photo.caption Westside Eagle Observer/MIKE ECKELS Garrett Matlock (Omaha 13) fights for an Eagle rebound with Decatur's Garry Wood (22) and Levi Newman (15, in front of Wood) during the Decatur-Omaha conference game at Peterson Gym in Decatur Jan. 30.

DECATUR -- Decatur coaches John Unger and Jeff Melton knew that it was going to be a long night for their Decatur Bulldogs as they faced the 1A Northwest conference leader Omaha Eagles at home Jan. 30. Even though a late rally in the fourth quarter would cut the lead, when the final seconds ticked off the clock, the Omaha Eagles walked away with the victory, 62-28.

Decatur faced the number one rated Arkansas state 1A player Garrett Matlock. The 6-foot, 5-inch senior towered over the Decatur players.

Omaha took control of the game from the opening tip-off and never looked back. By halftime, the Bulldogs had fallen behind by 32 points.

The Bulldogs managed to trade point for point in the second half but fell far short when the final buzzer sounded. The Omaha Eagles overwhelmed the Decatur Bulldogs, 62-28, for the conference win.

Game Stats:

Omaha: 23 14 16 9 -- 62

Decatur: 3 2 17 6 -- 28

Decatur: Taylor Haisman 11, Ryan Ross 7, Garry Wood 4, Alex Lee 4.

Omaha: Garrett Matlock 14, Trey Stone 13 (3-3s), Cade Anderson 10 (1-3), Seth Lippe 6, Jon Rylee France 5, Austin Isbell 4, Hunter Isbell 3, TreVon McCellan 2.

Three-point shots: Omaha 4, Decatur 0.

Sports on 02/07/2018

Print Headline: Bulldogs lose to number one Eagles in Decatur

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