Rams hammer Hornets


Published: Thursday, January 12, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at 1:57 p.m.
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Eastside's Dante Anderson (22) puts up a shot over Hawthorne's Gabriel Rutledge (25) and Charlie Cook (10) during Eastside's win Saturday over Hawthorne.

BRIANA BROUGH/Special to the Guardian
The mighty Rams of Eastside jumped on the Hornets of Hawthorne early in Saturday night's game in the Cage and never looked back, as they hammered Hawthorne 61-30.
After some careless ball handling in the first couple of minutes of the game, the Rams gained their composure, played unselfish team basketball and ended the first quarter with a 10-0 lead.
The Rams opened up the scoring with six minutes left in the first quarter as point guard Tim Shankle fed the ball to Dante Anderson for the first basket of the game.
The Rams played their usual aggressive style defensively, and got strong performances from Jeremy Jenkins and Chad Mann down low. Mann recorded a double-double, scoring 10 points while pulling down 10 rebounds.
The second quarter began with senior shooting guard Alton Jones showcasing his perimeter shooting ability by sinking a three-pointer to extend the Rams' lead to 13-0.
The Hornets finally got on the scoring board, and the Rams responded as Shankle went to the hole for two more of his 10 points. Shankle also had seven assists for the 10-5 Rams.
Jones, who hit for 15, including three 3-pointers, got back into the action, going strong to the hole after a steal by Anderson to give the Rams a 17-6 lead.
Shankle added another basket, and Jones sank another 3-pointer to put the Rams ahead 22-8 with 4:53 left in the half. The Rams took a 36-11 lead into the half, and was in cruise-control mode.
The second half opened up with Anderson scoring a basket and Jones continuing to punish Hawthorne from the outside by hitting another 3-pointer to give the Rams a 49-13 lead.
Eastside coach Herman "Pop" Williams played numerous reserves the rest of the way and the Rams finished the Hornets off the rest of the night.
"We came out ready to play tonight, and I think Alton Jones is trying to make the most of his senior year," said Williams. "He is our leader."

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