MANSFIELD — The Crestline Bulldogs boys basketball team was in Mansfield on Friday night to meet up with the Temple Christian Crusaders in non-league play. Crestline picked up its first win of the season, defeating the Crusaders 47-42.
With the victory, Crestline now owns a 1-4 record.
Ty Clark led the way once again for the Bulldogs, scoring 20 points on 5/9 shooting from the field and 10/13 from the free throw line. Clark also grabbed nine rebounds and dished out three assists in the victory.
The Bulldogs found themselves leading at the end of each quarter Friday night, despite the 11 lead changes and eight ties that occurred throughout the game. After the first quarter of play, Crestline was up 10-8 and took a slim 27-26 lead into the half. The Crusaders couldn’t get it going in the second half either as the Bulldogs put up 10 points in both the third and fourth quarters to take the second half, 20-16 and eventually the game.
Crestline grabbed 38 rebounds as a team in the contest, swiped 11 steals and cut back on their turnovers by committing just 14. They would also go on to shoot 16/48 from the field and 12/20 from the charity stripe.
The junior varsity team from Crestline was also victorious by a score of 64-32 to improve to 4-1 on the year.
Up next for the Bulldogs will be conference rivals, the Lucas Cubs on Saturday Dec. 17 at home. After a short break, they will be back at it again on Tuesday Dec.27 at home against the Loudonville Redbirds, also a member of the MBC.
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