The Eastside Bulldogs continued their late-season run as the Irving College Tigers paid the Bulldogs a visit Thursday night at Eastside. With a quick, explosive offense, Eastside was able to pull away early and run away from the Tigers, 46-21.
Logan Young dropped 18 points on the Tigers Thursday night showing he could shoot from inside the paint or from well behind the 3-point line.
The game favored Eastside early on with a very quick tempo and a relentless Bulldog defense. All five starters for Eastside scored in the first quarter with Logan Young leading the way with five points for Eastside, while Jalen Smith led the Tigers with three points.
The second quarter was almost a mirror image of the first with Eastside taking a commanding lead with more pressure on the ball.
Irving College did break the full-court pressure a few times but the Tigers were forced to take shots from outside. If the Tigers did get the ball inside there was almost always a Bulldog just a step away. Smith was able to hit his mark in the second quarter on a long-range 3-pointer for Irving College.
Heading into the half with a commanding 32-9 lead, Eastside would use its bench for most of the second half.
Charlie Moore and Dillon Earls would put points on the board for Eastside in the second half, while Irving College counterpart Eduardo Contreras would post five points for the Tigers.
It was too much Bulldog defense, turning steals into points and not enough Irving College offense that put this game out of reach for the Tigers.
BULLDOG SCORING – Logan Young 18, Andrew Fults 8, Dillon Young 7, Dillon Earls 6, Charlie Moore 3, Axel Rodriguez 2, Zach Bennett 2
TIGER SCORING – Jalen Smith 10, Eduardo Contreras 8, Tristan Dawson 3