Leatherwood eliminates Buckhorn

Tony McGuire Sports Editor

January 13, 2014

Game two of the 8th grade tournament pitted the Leatherwood Wildcats and Buckhorn Wildcats. The game was even in the first half, with Leatherwood blowing the game open in the second half, and went on to the win.

Neither team could break the stalemate in the first half as they matched each other basket for basket. At the end of the first period it was tied at 8, and tied at 17 at the break.

There were a couple of exchanged baskets to start the third period, but Leatherwood soon took control. They finished the third period with the 41-23 lead, and then moved on in the tournament with the 57-36 win.

Leatherwood (57) M. Roberts 13, B. Shepherd 13, T. Whitaker 12, S. Huff 12, J. Williams 4 and J. Couch 3.

Buckhorn (36) A. Bennett 17, D. Abner 10, T. Smith 2, J. Blank 2, E. Woods 3 and T. Gibson 2.