NILES, OH- The Poland Bulldogs entered Veterans Memorial Gymnasium with an ambition to win and continue on their win streak this season. Niles, after coming off a loss from undefeated Struthers, looked to bounce back against Poland Friday night. However, that was not the case. Bulldogs looked as though they were in dominant fashion, and won against the Red Dragons 66-23
The Red Dragons from beginning to end struggled to find any sort of moment on offense or defense. Led by senior Doug Foster, Niles was held to only 9 points in the first half alone. Poland, on the other hand, put up 5 times their score in the first half. As the first half ended, there was a technical foul called on a player from the Red Dragons, so before the start of the second half, Poland was able to get off two free penalty shots. Junior, Michael Gordon, had 11 points in the first half, and led the bulldogs in scoring throughout the game. Andrew Centofanti and Christian Colosimo also supplied many assists in the game. Poland’s consistent passing and successful shot taking ability was the main reason why they prevailed.
Poland is now 7-1 on the season, and will be playing South Range next Friday, January 15. Niles drops to 0-2 on the season and will play Hubbard next Tuesday on January 12.
*Contributed by YSN’s Dom O’Brien