One team was going to finally get a “one” in their win column tonight.
The Crestline Bulldogs visited the Bucyrus Redmen at Alex Kish Memorial Gymnasium in Bucyrus. The team that came out on top by a score of 53-39 was the Crestline Bulldogs.
Crestline started the game hungry as they were leading by a score of 7-0 before Bucyrus finally got on the board.
“We came out with a lot of energy, a lot of confidence… we only missed one shot in the first quarter,” Crestline boys basketball head coach Rob Lisle said.
Bucyrus had 11 turnovers in the first quarter and ended the game with a total of 24 turnovers because of Crestline pressure. Crestline finished the first half shooting 14 for 20 and extending their lead by three with a score of 33-16.
The second half started slowly for both teams. Neither team really scored many points, but in the fourth quarter Bucyrus caught their wind and started to really get their offense going.
Bucyrus’ Clinton Carr scored nine of his leading 15 points in the quarter, and as a team Bucyrus scored 21 of their game ending 39 points in the fourth. Gram Dick was the second leading scorer for Bucyrus with 11 points.
Crestline would not give up the lead to Bucyrus scoring 15 points in the final quarter. Noah Snyder, a sophomore for Crestline led the team with 12 points followed by another sophomore, Kevin Winkler, with nine points. Crestline had 8 of their 10 players score in the game.
It was a good win for the Crestline Bulldogs that starts 3 sophomores and 2 freshmen.
“It’s good to see the first win for these guys, the look on their faces in the locker room is priceless,” Lisle said.
The Redmen (0-12) will host to play Seneca East in league play on Jan. 22, while the Bulldogs (1-11) will travel to play Buckeye Central on the same day.