The Atascocita Eagles and Summer Creek Bulldogs boys basketball teams had played two games against one another before last Tuesday night, with both teams winning one game each.
Needing a win in Tuesday night’s rubber match to keep their district title hopes alive, the Eagles saw Summer Creek jump out to a quick lead, and then rally back for a 61-54 win which ended the Bulldogs 27-game district win streak.
Playing without their point guard, Dylen Scales, the Bulldogs nonetheless jumped out to a 6-0 lead right out of the gate, with four of the points by Reyce Allen.
The teams traded baskets for the rest of the quarter, with Summer Creek leading 13-7 after one quarter.
But in the second quarter, the Eagles began to put their stamp on the game with an 18-5 run which was capped off by a Kaleb Stewart three pointer which put the Eagles up 23-18. At half, the Eagles led 25-24.
As it turned out, they wouldn’t trail again the rest of the contest.
In the third, they outscored the Bulldogs 13-6, and capped off the quarter with a three point play by Landen King. The Eagles led 38-30 after three quarters.
The Eagles continued to put the pressure on in the final period, eventually stretching the lead to as many as 12 points in the fourth quarter, 45-33, after a Dylan Dawson three point play.
The Bulldogs tried to rally throughout the quarter, and got as close as five points very late in the game after a three point play by Javon Jackson, but got no closer.
The Eagles win ended a day of streak breaking wins, as the Summer Creek girls ended Atascocita’s girls’ 49-game district win streak that day as well.
Atascocita’s win put them on top of the district, which is where they are now at 13-1, with Summer Creek at 12-1. The Eagles have two district games left; the Bulldogs three.