It had been on their minds.

For past Bermudian Springs boys' basketball teams, a victory against York Suburban was a goal left unachieved -- especially for last year's squad, which finished second in Division III to the Trojans.

Behind a combined 36 points from Silas Murren and Neil Murren on Friday night, the Eagles beat the Trojans for the first time in program history, 62-40.

"We remembered last year, we were looking for the division title, but they beat us twice," Silas Murren said. "We wanted to come and make a statement in front of their home crowd."

That statement was made in many forms Friday.

The Eagles (4-2, 3-1 YAIAA Division III) had three double-digit scorers, as Silas Murren scored 20 points, Neil Murren added 16, and Austin Hartzell chipped in 13.

Those three outscored the Trojans (2-4, 1-2) themselves.

"The kids did a great job," Bermudian head coach Tom Flaherty said. "This is a tough place to play. They played together offensively and defensively."

The Eagles outscored the Trojans 17-4 in the first quarter.

"We rebounded and didn't give them an opportunity to get that second shot," Flaherty said.

Suburban saw significant gaps in time between points in the first half.

The Trojans scored their first point on a first-quarter foul shot at 6:26 but didn't register their first field goal until three minutes later. A foul shot at 1:49 capped the first-period scoring for the home team.


"We haven't really gotten off to a good start in any of our games yet this year," Trojans head coach Dustin Boeckel said. "Our effort and our energy are consistent, but our execution and attention to detail is something we harp on in practice, and its lacking right now."

As the Trojans' struggles continued through the second quarter, the Eagles were able to race out to a 29-9 lead with 1:25 remaining in the half.

Then, Suburban found its groove offensively, scoring seven straight points to close within 29-16, but that momentum was quickly taken as Neil Murren drilled a 3-pointer at the buzzer to push the lead back to 16 points at the break.

"We had a stretch there where we did execute well," Boeckel said. "Shots started to drop for us. We just didn't shoot well in the first half, and we didn't share the ball."

The Trojans shot just 5-for-22 in the first half, while Bermudian -- behind the efforts of the Murren cousins -- were stroking the ball from the field.

Silas Murren scored eight points in the first quarter, helping the Eagles to a 14-for-27 showing in the first half.

"I've been struggling at the beginning of the year, but my teammates got me the ball, and I had good looks and just went up strong with the ball," Silas Murren said.

After the buzzer-beater to end the first half, Neil Murren continued the momentum after the break, scoring 11 points in the third quarter.

Silas Murren tacked on eight more points in the fourth quarter, as the Eagles led by as many as 26.

Evan Eberhardinger led the Trojans with 17 points.

   Huntington 0 0-0 0, R. Markle 2 0-0 5, Neil Murren 6 3-3 16, Orwig 2 1-2 6, Silas Murren 10 0-1 20, J. Stroup 1 0-0 2, B. Markle 0 0-0 0, Austin Hartzell 5 2-4 13, Horst 0 0-0 0. Totals 26 6-10 62.
   Evan Eberhardiner 4 9-13 17, C. Boxley 2 0-0 5, Moats 0 0-0 0, D. Boxley 0 0-0 0, Barnes 2 5-8 9, McClane 0 0-0 0, Olsen 0 0-0 0, Bauer 0 0-0 0, Briggs 1 1-1 3, Mears 0 0-0 0, McDowell 1 0-0 0, Donahue 1 0-0 2, Wise 1 0-0 2. Totals 12 15-22 40. 
Bermudian Springs   17  15  17  13 -- 62
York Suburban     4  12  12  12 -- 40
   3-point goals -- Bermudian Springs 4 (Orwig, R. Markle, N. Murren, Hartzell); York Suburban 1 (C. Boxley).
   J.V. score -- York Suburban 62, Bermudian Springs 27.