East­side loses heart­breaker to McIn­tosh at home, girls fall short too

The Covington News - - Sports - By Brian Harper

On Satur­day evening, the East­side Ea­gles wel­comed the McIn­tosh Chiefs to the nest. While nei­ther East­side team was able to pull out a victory, both teams fought hard un­til the end.

The boy’s team lost 56-55 af­ter the chiefs es­tab­lished a last-minute rally to col­lect a come-from-be­hind win.

“We had a set play to pen­e­trate the mid­dle on our last pos­ses­sion,” Chiefs’ coach Ja­son Eisele said. “We were hop­ing for a bas­ket or a trip to the free throw line and we got it.”

The Ea­gles jumped out to a quick start as their full court press and speedy of­fense paid off. The Ea­gles forced the Chiefs into five first quar­ter turnovers and the Ea­gles ended the pe­riod with a 13-17 lead.

Un­able to build on their lead in the sec­ond quar­ter, the Ea­gles failed to con­vert cru­cial free throws and the Chiefs didn’t miss. Pick­ing up eight points off fast break turnovers, the Chiefs tied the game 31 apiece head­ing into half­time.

In the third quar­ter, the Ea­gles went back to their bread and but­ter as their run-anda­gun of­fense picked up a quick 9-point lead.

Knock­ing down his third 3-pointer of the night, Neal La­ti­more built the con­fi­dence of the Ea­gles perime­ter shoot­ers.

Jerome Ivey added to the scor­ing clinic as he net­ted six of his 14 points in the

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