Thursday night’s varsity basketball matchup between Eastside High School and PK Yonge ended in favor of the Rams with a score of 67-58.
The Blue Wave fell short to the Rams in a tight game where the Rams held the lead for the larger part of the game.
Although the first quarter ended in a tie, 17-17, the Rams were quick to break away during the second quarter and finish the first half ahead, 38-26.
According to Rams head coach Herman Williams, the Rams favorable result was attributed to their shooting.
“I think we shot the ball in the first half pretty good,” said Williams. “I was very surprised how they shot the ball. A couple of guys that made threes that really don’t shoot it.”
Korin Bradley leads the Rams in points per game with 15.1 and James Pope leads the Rams in rebounds per game with 8.2, steals per game with 2.5 and assists per game with 5.8.
“We came in shooting the ball well and just played defense like we usually do. It was just an all-around game,” said Rams shooting guard, Donald Mack.
This non-conference game brings Eastside’s record to 19-2 and PK Yonge’s record to 17-3.
Looking to improve for future games, the Rams weren’t satisfied with their defense.
“We got a little bit of rebound and a little bit of stepping in and taking charge,” Williams said. “I don’t think we did a good job about stepping in. We got to do a little bit of working on that.”
Eastside High School’s next game will be on the road versus Dunnellon High School on Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m.