Wildcats scratch Mountaineers

Tony McGuire Sports Editor cpsports@gmail.com

February 17, 2014

Last week, the Buckhorn Wildcats took on the Oneida Baptist Institute Mountaineers. The Wildcats jumped out to a sizable lead early, and held on for the 20-point win.

Buckhorn was able to use their defense to create instant offense in the first period, giving them the 29-15 lead at the horn. The Wildcats’ offense dropped off slightly in the second period, but they continued to lead (49-30) at the break.

OBI’s offense got on track in the third period, and they were able to cut into the Buckhorn lead. However, the Wildcats still sat on a 67-51 lead going into the final period.

The Wildcats were able to keep their opponents at bay in the fourth quarter, and went on to the 89-69 win. Connor Hoskins led the way for Buckhorn with 20 points.

Buckhorn (89) Connor Hoskins 20 (8 rebounds), Josh Crank 13 (3 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals), Ryan Boggs 11 (5 rebounds and 3 assists), Dylan Cole 10, Caleb Estep 9 (3 rebounds), Peyton Cooper 9 (5 rebounds and 6 assists), James Blair 7 (8 assists), Thomas Stidham 3, Joey Groave 3 (5 rebounds), Richard Stidham 2 (3 rebounds) and James Morris 2.

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