The Boyd Broncos bucked the Bulldogs in the first half and led 15-6 at the break Tuesday night in Eastside. The Boyd offense ran circles around the Bulldog defense in the first half and Eastside did not have any answers.
But the Bulldogs came out for the second half a different team. The Bulldogs chewed and clawed their way back to a 29-23 win over the Broncos.
Mark Mason for Boyd led all scorers with a game-high 13 points. Dylan Partain led Eastside with nine points.
Out of the halftime break, Eastside trailed 15-6 when the Bulldogs decided they would to step up their defensive effort. Constant pressure was applied by Eastside and it worked. Mason was the only source of offense in the third quarter for Boyd and he only got one shot to fall in the third.
The Bulldogs lit up the third quarter with a deep 3-pointer by Partain over a flat-footed Bronco defense. Alec Hobbs went to work for Eastside and scored his first four points. Alex Greer slipped free from the Boyd defensive pressure and scored his second basket of the game.
By the end of the third, Eastside pulled within two points, 17-15, and the Bulldogs had all the momentum.
Eastside continued its defensive tirade on the Boyd offense. The Bronco offense was more fortunate in the fourth and Mason picked up two more points. Bryson Stiles and Jordan Hoover combined for four points down the stretch.
Eastside launched an all-out assault and poured in 14 points in the fourth. The Bulldogs claimed the lead and never looked back.
Cruz Reyes went scoreless for three quarters and he opened up in the fourth with six points. He knocked down a 3-pointer, a basket inside, and a free throw in the Bulldog run for the lead. Partain added four points.
Eastside escaped with a 29-23 come-from-behind win over Boyd.
It doesn’t matter where you start, it’s where you finish and the Broncos allowed the Bulldogs to turn the game around in the second half. Eastside defeated Boyd on Tuesday.
BULLDOG SCORING – Dylan Partain 9, Cruz Reyes 6, Alex Greer 6, Alec Hobbs 6, Charlie Moore 2
BRONCO SCORING – Mark Mason 13, Jordan Hoover 4, Bryson Stiles 4, Jamison Brock 2