Overton boys hit their stride at right time

The Overton boys line up for introductions before the FKC championship on Feb. 3, 2018 (KHGI)

The Overton boys team struggled to find consistency though the first month of the season. Overton was sitting at .500 and dissatisfied with their standing.

"We lost the first two games of the year, came back and then lost in the holiday tournament two in a row," said Brandon Kizer, a junior guard. "Ever since then I think we've known what we're capable of. We realized that we were 4–4 and that's definitely not where we want to be.

Since the holiday break, they've yet to lose, rattling off 12 straight, including a Fort Kearny Conference championship. The Eagle confidence has continued to grow with every win.

"I think once we tasted it. we kind of just kept going," said Kizer. "We knew we had big goals for this season so we stepped it up after that - kind of the turning point in the season I think."

The Eagles, who are 16–4, wrap up with three straight at home, starting on Friday against Sumner–Eddyville–Miller (4-12), Saturday with Wilcox–Hildreth (14-6), and they bring in Gibbon (3-16) a week from Friday.

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