by Coach Ryan Waters
In the first half of the Conway game on Tuesday, Jan. 29, in Conway, we saw the team the El Dorado Springs varsity Bulldog basketball boys is becoming. They fought hard on defense and ran our offenses, going into the locker room down 36-32.
The second half was a little different story. The Bears continued to press and we fell apart, forcing passes that weren’t there and taking erratic shots that didn’t make sense. That led to easy transition buckets on the other end for the Bears.
We had 32 turnovers in the game and Bears capitalized on every chance that they got. We really were in the game until the four-minute mark of the third quarter when we got into some foul trouble. It went from a nine-point ball game, to 17 in the next four possessions. It was pretty much all down hill from there. We lost our composure and the proverbial wheels came off.
The boys played hard to the end and I’m trying to continue to encourage them the best I can that when we get down in a ball game our plans don’t change. A young team that faces adversity will panic and revert back to bad habits and that was the story for us against Conway. The final ended 85-48.
Richard Lyness led the bulldogs with 14, Heath Sutton – 11, Jakob Studer – nine, Robert Keith – five, Colten Hedrick – three and Josh Girven and Jake Hillsman two.