The Oldenburg Academy boys basketball team picked up two huge road wins over the weekend. Their weekend kicked off by traveling to Jac-Cen-Del and the Twisters were looking to spoil the Eagles’ homecoming festivities Jan. 31.

The Twisters led 15-7 after the first quarter; however, JCD came roaring back by scoring 23 in the second quarter to cut the OA lead down to 1, 31-30, heading into halftime.

The Twisters found themselves trailing 47-49 heading into the fourth quarter, when it would be a back and forth roller coaster of a game. Yet, in the end, the Twisters prevailed 63-61.

Players shot 44% from the field and 33% from beyond the arc. The Twister defense was able to force JCD into 11 turnovers, which turned into 11 points for the Twisters. Senior Jake Johnson led the way with 18 points. Senior Dempsy Bohman and junior Wil Freeland each added 12 points.

The Twisters couldn’t celebrate that win too long, as they had to turn the page and get focused for their Feb. 1 trip up to Indianapolis, where they would meet the Heritage Christian Eagles. The Twisters were up after the first quarter 13-11 and took a lead going into halftime 24-18.

The visitors were held to only 9 points in the third quarter, but still held onto a slim lead of 33-29. That was as close as the Eagles would get as the Twisters won 50-39.

Similarly to the previous game, the Twisters shot 42% from the field; however, they were 3-18 from 3-point land (16%). The Twisters were once again led by Johnson as he dropped 20, followed by junior Andrew Oesterling, who added 11 of his own.

Patrick Kolks is the Oldenburg Academy athletic director.

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