By Matt Hill
Several years ago, JCMS head coach Eddy Phillips uncle, longtime Hampton High School Coach Doug Phillips, made waves when he was quoted that the Bulldogs lost a game on a bad call, but it turned out to be a phone call to schedule a game.
So when asked about a key walk at the end of Saturdays contest with Hampton on, Phillips didnt give out any blame in a 49-46 loss to the Bulldogs.
Thats basketball, Phillips said. When youre at home youll get some of them and when youre away theyll get them.
The Longhorns were behind 47-45 and wanting a jump ball call, they instead were called for a walk.
The Bulldogs seized the momentum and the game.
They were some things happened at the end that were more reasons why we didnt win the game more than a few bad calls, Phillips said. Turnovers and rebounding contributed.
Phillips didnt fault the teams effort.
The effort was there, we just had a bad night shooting, Phillips said. I bet we didnt shoot 15 or 20 percent from the field if were lucky.
I thought the kids did good and hung in it and put themselves in a position to win and have a chance, Phillips said.
After being out of school for almost a month, Phillips will take the performance.
Ill take that kind of effort every game we play, Phillips said.
SCORING: Patrick South 16, Evan Taylor 12, Brian Dempsey 6, Tyler Shaw 5, Dalton Timbs 3, Blade Hampton 3, Timmy Brown 1.
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