Win over EP tightens Bulldogs’ first-place grip
Eight was great, but nine will be even finer.
To borrow from former NBA coach Dick Motta, the fat lady hasn’t yet begun singing, but she’s certainly in full voice warm-up mode. In real terms, that means Richards is on the verge of yet another South Suburban Conference Red championship.
Nothing is yet official, but a victory over Shepard on Friday will guarantee the Bulldogs at least a share of their ninth consecutive league crown.
“I don’t think they will stumble anymore,” Evergreen Park coach Pat Flannigan said of Richards. “They’ve got a real nice team and I think they’re going to start clicking.”
Flannigan got a firsthand look at the Bulldogs in action last Friday, as they invaded Evergreen and made off with a 66-58 triumph. The visitors were actually ahead by as many as 18 points during the second half before the Mustangs made a late charge.