Photo by Aimee Herbert Exeter’s Luis Arndt plays some tight defense in a recent game. The Eagles are 2-0 in the Berks League and 5-1 overall.
Photo by Aimee Herbert Exeter's Luis Arndt plays some tight defense in a recent game. The Eagles are 2-0 in the Berks League and 5-1 overall. (Ric Webb)

The Exeter High School boys' basketball team improved to 2-0 in the Berks League and 5-1 overall after winning a pair of games last week.

On Dec. 20, the Eagles opened the Berks League season up with a home game against Daniel Boone. The game was close most of the way but a strong fourth quarter gave the Eagles a 53-42 victory.

Down by six at halftime, 23-17, the Blazers cut the lead to one after three quarters when they outscored the Eagles in the third quarter, 16-11. But Exeter had its best offensive quarter of the night when they outscored Boone in the fourth, 19-9.

Michal Menet paced the Exeter offense with 15 points in the contest. Dan Garcia Jr. and Taylor Trojanowski each netted 10 points and Brett Gilbert had eight.

On Dec. 23, the Eagles remained at home for another Berks League contest, this time against Governor Mifflin. The Eagles used a big first quarter to defeat the Mustangs, 54-27.

The Eagles were all over Mifflin in the beginning, jumping out to a 23-4 lead after one quarter. They increased the lead to 20 by halftime, then put the game away in the third quarter, outscoring Mifflin, 17-6.

Menet was the top scorer once again for Exeter, pouring in 18 points in the game. Gilbert canned 11, including three three-pointers, while Drew Churchill and Garcia Jr. each scored seven points.