By Wally Etheridge
Red Boiling Springs played one of their better games of the season and held the lead up until four minutes were left in the game when the Eagles took a lead of 39-38 and they finished off the Bulldogs going away 48-44.
Defense was the name of this game early as both teams were playing outstanding on both ends of the floor and both teams were getting on the boards. The Bulldogs trailed by only 1 point after the first quarter thanks mainly to Erin Francis 7 points.
The second quarter was one of the Bulldogs better quarters of the season as they managed to put 17 points on the scoreboard behind the scoring of Matt French with 8 points while Francis scored 5 more and Cody Dickens had 4 points for the first half and David Williams had a big basket. The Bulldogs were off and running and led 26-20 at half-time.
Outstanding defense by both teams would dominate the third quarter holding the scoring down somewhat until the Eagles scored 6 unanswered right before the close of the third quarter but the Bulldogs still lead 32-31.With play being rough on both sides fans from both schools were giving the officials their opinions on some of the calls.
This game went back and forth until the Eagles scored on a 3 pointer and stole the ball for a put back and was fouled. That free throw made the score 39-38 in favor of the eagles. The Bulldogs could never recover and Westmoreland would win a hard fought game. Do not be surprised if these 2 teams see each other in the district tournament.
Scoring for the Bulldogs-Erin Francis-16 points-Matt French-12 points-Cody Dickens-8 points and David Williams also scored 8 points. Watertown comes to the Dog Pound on Tuesday night, January 24th.