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Bulldogs take bite out of Warriors
Eastside girls win championship over Centertown
After winning the championship game, the Eastside Lady Bulldogs congratulate each other in elation. They have gone undefeated for 20 games this year, including the Warren County Elementary Basketball Association 5-6 grade tournament finals Thursday.
The tension was palpable in the Irving College gym as the undefeated Eastside Lady Bulldogs took the court against the Centertown Lady Warriors on Thursday night. Only one of the two teams would be the 5-6 grade champions.Things looked bleak for the Lady Warriors as after three quarters, they found themselves in a 29-18 deficit against a tough offense not known to lose an 11-point advantage.The contest got a lot closer in the fourth quarter, as three of the top offensive weapons for the Lady Bulldogs fouled out after throwing 27 shots from the charity stripe Centertown’s way.Unfortunately, the Lady Warriors only partially capitalized on the opportunity bringing the game within 6 points, a lead the Lady Bulldogs could hold, along with their title, 34-27.One of the constants in Eastside’s success this year is the ease of which the offense plays together like a well-oiled machine. Quarterbacked by Shelby Smartt, the Lady Bulldog offense always has a game plan and it’s well executed with minimal turnovers or miscues.“I would have never believed we could have come together and do as well as we have.

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