CRESTLINE — The Crestline Bulldogs boys basketball team hosted the South Central Trojans in a non-league matchup on Tuesday night. The struggling Bulldogs couldn’t seem to get things going as South Central lead the entire game en route to a 68-47 victory.
With the loss, Crestline drops to 1-7 overall on the year and remains winless at 0-4 in the Mid-Buckeye Conference.
The Bulldogs did keep it close throughout the first half of play, trailing just 19-11 after one quarter and 35-30 at halftime. The second half was a different story however as the Trojans outscored Crestline in the third quarter, 22-9 to begin to pull away and then edged the Bulldogs in the fourth, 11-8 to secure the victory.
As a team, Crestline shot just 18/48 (38%) from the field, including 3-12 (25%) from three-point range. The Bulldogs would continue to struggle at the charity stripe, shooting 40% as a team, hitting just eight of 20 attempts. The ‘Dogs recorded 38 rebounds as a team, accumulated seven assists, four steals and three blocks all the while commiting 21 turnovers.
Ty Clark lead the way for Crestline, scoring 15 points on 7/11 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds.
South Central had three players score in double figures on the night. Simon Blair lead all scorers with 22 points. Blair also had two rebounds, two assists and two steals. Jason Hale recorded a double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds. Hale also had three steals, two blocks and an assist.
Up next for the Crestline Bulldogs will be a road trip to Mansfield Christian on Saturday Jan. 7 to meet up with the Flames in MBC action.
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