River’s Cody Hupp takes on Magnolia’s Eli Nice under the hoop Friday, Feb. 2 as the Pilots hosted the Blue Eagles.Lukas Isaly soars above the Magnolia defense for a jumper during River’s 75-32 victory over Magnolia Friday, Feb. 2 at River High School.Colton Lawrence looks to hit Cody Hupp with a pass under the basket during River’s victory over Magnolia Friday, Feb. 2.

No-quit defense allows Pilots to cruise past Blue Eagles

Early in the third quarter of River’s matchup with Magnolia Friday, Feb. 2, the game was pretty much already in hand.

The Pilots were up 35-18 and, aside from Leo Herrick, the Blue Eagles had no offense to speak of.

Despite the comfortable lead, there was no stop in River’s defensive hustle.

That was apparent during the third quarter.

While trying in vain to score, an errant pass got away from the Blue Eagles near midcourt.

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