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Irving College remains unbeaten
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Third place in the Warren County Elementary boys league was up for grabs Thursday night when the Eastside Bulldogs visited the Morrison Eagles.An inspired effort from point guard Ethan Smith led the Eagles to a 33-23 victory over the Bulldogs.Smith scored 11 points, including three points in the pivotal fourth quarter which saw Morrison turn a two-point game into a 10-point victory.Smith led Morrison in scoring, but his main objective on Thursday night was trying to slow down Eastside guard Jesse Jones.Jones came into the game with three double-digit scoring nights and Morrison’s coach elected to play a box-and-one where Smith stayed man-to-man on Jones the entire game.The plan worked in the first half as Smith held Jones to six points, half coming on a second-quarter 3-pointer, while scoring six of his own. Caleb Newby’s two baskets in the second quarter helped Morrison take a slim 13-12 lead into the locker room.Neither team found its footing offensively in the third quarter. The two teams combined for seven points, with Smith’s layup and two free throws from Layne Murphy giving Morrison a 17-15 edge entering the fourth.In the final period, Morrison exploded on offense.