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