BLUE HILL — Blue Hill head coach Joe Hubl’s hands were tied.
What else could he do in his team’s game against Wood River, when four of his starters had four fouls apiece early on in the fourth quarter?
With new players out on the floor for the Bobcats because of foul trouble, Wood River’s offense hit a groove — or, more specifically, Eagle senior Abie Rojas hit a groove.
With his team trailing to Blue Hill 44-42, Rojas created a 12-1 run all on his own, fueled by a trio of 3-pointers, to help the Eagles (2-4) rally for a 55-48 win Thursday night at Blue Hill (1-4).
Hubl said the Bobcats’ defense just had too many breakdowns in the fourth quarter, especially with some of his starters on the bench.
“Yeah, in third quarter we got (senior Maverick) Busboom in foul trouble, and (junior Mitch) Ruybalid ... four of our starters, it’s just pretty tough to run things,” he said. “The second unit did good, but our main go-to guys were sitting on the bench.”