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Eastside scores pair of wins at Boyd
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Kelly Bush, center, leads a fast break for the Eastside Lady Bulldogs during Monday's big 46-13 win over Boyd. Bush is flanked by Emma Cordell, left, and Chloe Rogers. - photo by Jeffery Simmons

Eastside made itself comfortable at J.K. Stanley Gymnasium Monday night.

The Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs got their elementary seasons started on a high note, with each earning big wins over Boyd. The Eastside girls tamed the Lady Broncos 46-13, while the Bulldogs beat the Broncos 45-24.

Each team was trying to make a big first impression after falling short of a preseason title last week in the Morrison Ruritan tournament.

Chloe Rogers made sure the Lady Bulldogs would get off to a hot start.

The talented post scored all of her game-high 12 points in the first half, leading Eastside to a 30-7 halftime lead. Rogers was dominant in the paint, shutting down driving lanes on one end while cleaning the glass on the other.

Rogers was the go-to girl for the Lady Bulldogs, while Kelly Bush helped form a big one-two punch. Bush scored eight points in the win, all coming in the first quarter.

Adira Delacruz also had eight points, while Shelby Smartt, Emma Cordell and Macie Bush all finished with four. Bebe Brackley, Brooklyn Vinson and Yahdira Benitez scored two points apiece.

Emma Young was the only offense for Boyd, scoring all 13 of her team’s points. Young hit back-to-back 3-pointers  at one point in the first half.

The Bulldogs enjoyed similar success, getting 15 points form Justus Majors to beat Boyd on its homecourt.

Zachary Luck added 10 points for Eastside, followed by Jaythan Boyd with eight, and Kendall Patrick and Dylon Vandeveer with four each. Hunter Knight and Dyllon Young added two points apiece.

Boyd was led by 11 points from Thomas Burks. Conner Andrews added five, including nailing a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter. Jordan Perry finished with two, while Jack Rhoten and Bryant Ralph each scored two.