Earlier this season, the Wilson Eagles got the better of the Fox Foxes in the finals of the Bulldog Bash tournament in Healdton.

Earlier this season, the Wilson Eagles got the better of the Fox Foxes in the finals of the Bulldog Bash tournament in Healdton.

Friday night though, it was the Foxes who got the last word on Wilson’s season.

Using its playoff experience from last season, Fox managed to ground the Eagles 42-36 in the opening round of the district tournament, earning them a place in next week’s regional round, and a spot in the district finals. 

The game started off slowly for both teams as the first quarter saw the Eagles take the early 8-6 lead.

In the second quarter both teams traded baskets again, with strong defensive efforts setting the tone. 

Carson Fulton led the way for the Eagles, as he scored seven of his team-high nine points in the first half. 

Drew Martin led the way for the Foxes with six points in the first half. 

Both teams headed to the locker room tied at 17.

Things changed quickly for the Foxes right out of half time, though. 

Foxes head coach Erik Yeiser called an early time out just 23 seconds into the third quarter to change up the defensive plan his team was running. 

The move ended up paying off in a big way for the Foxes. 

Following the time out, the Foxes went on a 11-0 run over the next four minutes to jump out to a 28-17 lead.

The Eagles did not go down easily, though, as they ripped of a 7-1 run over the final 3:41 in the quarter to cut the lead to 29-24 heading into the fourth.

With both team’s season on the line in a close game, the teams traded blows with until the final whistle.

With 1:16 left in the game, the Foxes were up just 39-36. 

After missing a shot to go down one with less than a minute remaining, the Eagles had to commit fouls to keep the clock from rolling.

Three clutch free throws by David Martin sealed the victory for the Foxes. 

David Martin lead all scorers with 16, including going 8-12 from the free throw line in the fourth.

Other scorers for Wilson included Kaden Forsythe with eight points and Garrett McMahon with seven points while Luke Honea put in six points.