The Big Walnut High School boys basketball team used a third-quarter run to pull away from Delaware and post a 70-58 victory Tuesday in an OCC-Capital Division contest.

The Big Walnut High School boys basketball team used a third-quarter run to pull away from Delaware and post a 70-58 victory Tuesday in an OCC-Capital Division contest.

The host Golden Eagles trailed 28-25 early in the third quarter before closing the quarter on a 20-8 run to take a 45-36 lead. They scored the first six points of the fourth quarter to extend their lead to 15 points at 51-36, marking their largest lead of the game, and the Pacers would not get closer than nine.

The victory was somewhat dampened by a neck injury to Golden Eagles guard Tyler Beam, who suffered the injury in the fourth quarter while being fouled by a Delaware player. Paramedics were called to the school and Beam was strapped to a backboard, withhis headbeing immobilized. He was taken to St. Ann's Hospital as a precaution.

"They think he's going to be fine," Golden Eagles coach Mike DeLaney said. "Anytime there's an injury to the neck, they're going to be cautious. They feel like he'll be fine. He had feeling in all (of his extremities). He should be OK."

Big Walnut, which improved to 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the OCC-Capital, was leading 55-44 at the time of the injury, which occurred with 3 minutes, 53 seconds left in the game. Beam scored nine points.

"I think the kids rallied around Tyler," DeLaney said. "They felt bad for him and wanted to make sure we finished the game the way we had played up to that point, and I thought we did a good job of that."

The Golden Eagles had four players in double figures, led by guard Eugene Cannaday, who had 13. Center Colton Griffis, forward Johnny Cannell and guard Aaron Hale all scored 11 points.

Delaware, which dropped to 3-4 and 1-3, was led by guard Pat Kennedy, who scored 14 points. Guard Kyle Eberst and forward Nick Potter each added 12 points.

"We had that one spell where we had trouble scoring and all of a sudden we're buried," Pacers coach Larry Eberst said. "We never shot our way back into it. We struggled offensively the whole game, and then there was that one spell where they increased their lead and we were playing catch-up. That was the difference."