The El Dorado Springs Bulldogs came away with two victories Tuesday night against the Sherwood Marksman.
The Junior Varsity Bulldogs dominated from start to finish with balanced scoring efforts from all. Morgan led all scorers with 14 points, followed by Jones with 12, Owsley with 9, Hillsman with 8, Young with 7, Carpenter with 6, McNeece with 5, Smith with 4, Molz with 2. Brenden Reddick and Shane Trowbridge contributed with 2 points which was the first of their high school careers.
The box score from JV
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
21 45 62 71
6 13 24 26
The varsity game was a nail biter. Flashing back to just a year ago, this same Marksman team defeated the Bulldogs on their home-court by 42 points. This was the second largest defeat the Bulldogs suffered last season, and left a bitter 65 to 23 taste in all the Bulldogs mouths.
The box score from Varsity
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
14 26 36 56
6 14 27 50
As we fast forward now to Tuesday night, with the loss of only 1 senior from last year’s team, the Bulldogs took the court with much more confidence. Having a year of experience under their belts proved to be the difference in the end.
The Bulldogs got into early foul trouble hindering three starters right out of the gate. These same starters played less than half of the entire game due to those fouls, but that did not deter the Bulldogs. They stayed focused and the bench players stepped up and executed their assignments. The Bulldogs went on to defeat the Marksman 56 to 50 and started the season 1 and 0.
Richard Lyness led the Bulldogs with 13 points; Keith and Morgan chipped in 8; Studer, Robertson, and Hedrick contributed 6. Jones added 5 and Owsley 4.
Coach Waters believes that we still have a long way to go and a lot of things need addressing and sharpening up to compete on a nightly basis. But the coach agrees that our young guys have come a long way: Proof that hard work and dedication pays off.