Eisenhower wins its first CIF title since 2003 with a 79-73 win over Loyola. It was a very well-played game that saw Andrew Bock score 27 of his 29 points in the second half for Ike while Nick Carter hit two clutch 3-pointers in the final minute and a half to swing the game in the Eagles’ favor. Bernard Ireland also had 19 points for Ike.
Miles Cartwright scored 33 points in a losing effort for the Cubs, while Ryan Oliver and Carl Hoffman added 19 and 12 points, respectively.
Bernard Ireland has continued his hot play, scoring six quick points for the Eagles. Loyola scored four points in the first 16 seconds of the period, but Ike seems to have weathered that storm. Coming back from a timeout after a nice hustle rebound by Ike’s Alex Varner
Loyola’s size has been a factor, as 6-9 senior Carl Hoffman scored 10 points and pulled down 4 rebounds against the much-smaller Eagles to help stake Loyola to the 33-29 lead. Ike star point guard Andrew Bock has been very quiet, scoring two points and adding three assists, but the Eagles have gotten a shot in the arm from Bernard Ireland – who has eight points – and Kirby Gardner, who has six points off the bench.
Right after Bernard Ireland hit a 3 in transition to tie the game for the Eagles, Loyola got a transition bucket of its own from Carl Hoffman on a layup. Ireland leads Ike with 8 points right now.