Heartbreaking loss ends Boys Basketball

Shooting guard Ryan Jackson’s heroics could not save the Bulldog Boys Basketball season.  The Dogs were dealt a tough loss by ranked Marshall, 56-54, on Tuesday, March 9th. Every Bulldog fan at the game was probably in disbelief.

First a miraculous half court shot by Marshall’s Marlon Sykes tied the game to send it into overtime with three seconds left.  Then, Marshall’s Kiefer Sykes hit a game winning shot with four seconds left.

I can’t imagine what the players were thinking. Before the game, most people you would talk to would say that Marshall would win in a blow out, but our own Bulldogs weren’t going to let that happen.

The Bulldogs were led by Jackson with a outstanding 29 points and 7 rebounds. Some more top scores were senior point guard Sean McGonagill with 14 points, 4 rebounds, and guard Watoris Slater with 8 points, 7 rebounds.  

By all means this was the best high school basketball game I have ever seen. That game meant so much to the RB community. Even if you don’t like the game of basketball, you would have felt for the team. The Bulldogs showed that they could go into a game as an underdog and stay in it no matter what. 

RB can play with the top ranked teams. Despite the loss, we should still be happy.  The Dogs put up a fight until the last second.