A balanced offensive attack wasn’t enough to get Westfield back in the win column. 

Three Shamrocks scored in double-digits, but it was the Tri-West Hendricks Bruins who came away as 69-59 winners Saturday. 

Junior Caleb Welch led Westfield in points with 23 on 8-of-14 shooting, including six makes from behind the arc. Fellow junior Zach Banks finished second on the team with 17 points on 7-of-17 from the floor, and senior Josh VanDyke chipped in with 12. 

The Shamrocks led 12-9 after the first quarter, but only managed to score eight points in the second and found themselves trailing 20-21 at the half. Both sides picked up the pace offensively in the third, with the Shamrocks outscoring the Bruins 23-23 to tie the score heading into the fourth. Tri-West Hendricks was able to maintain the edge on offense, however, and outscored Westfield 25-15 in route to a 10-point win. 

Westfield went 22-of-54 (41 percent) from the floor as a team, which included 11 made 3’s. The Shamrocks only shot seven free throws and converted on four of them. 

Welch also led Westfield on the glass with six rebounds. Sophomore Camden Simons pulled down four boards, and Banks, VanDyke and sophomore Chris Chin all grabbed three. 

Westfield (5-8) has lost three straight games and six of its last eight. The Shamrocks are back on the hardwood Friday, when they welcome the Avon Orioles to Westfield. Avon (2-12) has lost its last four contests and haven’t won a true road game this season.