Boys’ basketball finishes regular season with sloppy win over Tigers

Eric Loury throwing down, en route to the win over Elmwood Park

Eric Loury throwing down, en route to the win over Elmwood Park

Steven Baer, Staff Reporter

Last weekend the Bulldogs put the finishing touches on what was a very successful regular season. The Bulldogs’ last game of the season came against Metro-Suburban bottom dweller Elmwood Park.

From a talent standpoint, RB was far superior to Elmwood Park, which was apparent as the game got underway. The Tigers missed a great deal of layups, their jump shooting was well under par,and there overall basketball knowledge was mediocre at best. But to their credit, they played a very hard game. The Bulldogs, on the other hand, didn’t give one of their best efforts. The Bulldogs were in control of the game throughout but failed to put the Tigers away early on. The Dogs’ sloppy play resulted in Elmwood Park hanging around in the game. The Bulldogs missed a couple of dunks, as they were trying to please the crowd, and turned the ball over way too much against what was a very average Tiger defense.

However, when it was all said and done the Bulldogs, even putting forth one of their worst efforts, were the better team as they went on to win handly, 62-51. The win also led to what may have been an ill advised storming of the court by RB’s 6th Man. While it’s good and fun to rush the court, it should be reserved for a big win, not a victory over an 8-17 team.

The Bulldogs need to look at the way they played against Elmwood Park, and seriously reevaluate themselves. While they sit pretty atop the Metro-Suburban, as conference champions, that means very little in the playoffs. With a first round rematch looming against Conant on Wendnesday , who they lost to 44-38 in overtime the first time around, the Bulldogs need to forger their ugly performance, and quickly get ready for the upper echelon of competition.