Livonia – The Livonia Bulldogs put together a great second quarter run and never looked back in their 59-22 home win against the Wayland-Cohocton Eagles Friday evening.
From the start of the game the Bulldogs played amazing on-ball defense creating forced shots and turnovers. The Bulldogs offense had a slow start although picked it up quickly in the second quarter when point guard Ricky Allen caught fire, knocking down four 3 pointers in three minutes.
“I think my mechanics and leg work were in sync, leading me to a better shot selection,” said guard Ricky Allen.
The Eagles played well defensively although had trouble finishing many shots underneath the basket due to stout defense by the big man center Jack Horan who rejected a number of shots. C.J. Richardson also was a major contributor on offense finishing with 21 points, along with Ricky Allen’s 25 points. Overall the team performed great, finding the open man on the floor and consistently putting pressure on the Eagles’ shooters.
“Once the game started to get going, our players began to look for one another and started to play as a team,” said head coach Matt Young. “I think we first started off slow, but once we started rolling we were able to find the open man on the floor. We have a lot of potential and when we find the open man, we are very hard to beat.”
The team is looking forward to continuing their success next Friday, January 30th, when they go up against Bath-Haverling.
Photo Caption: Junior guard Ricky Allen brings the ball up court for the Bulldogs. (Photo/Jason Pulisciano)