Last updated: January 27. 2014 9:16AM - 532 Views
Tony McGuire Sports Editor cpsports@gmail.com

Buckhorn's Connor Hoskins hits a three-pointer against Perry Central. (photos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald)
Buckhorn's Connor Hoskins hits a three-pointer against Perry Central. (photos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald)
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On Sunday, the Buckhorn Wildcats hosted the Perry County Central Commodores in a matinee match up. The fast paced game was played for the most part from behind the arch as 22 three-pointers were hit in the game.

Perry Central opened the game with the first basket, but quickly fell down to Buckhorn 7-3. After a quick timeout, the Commodores regained the advantage. From that point the was never assured. At the horn, Perry Central was up 21-20.

The Commodores built a sizable lead early in the second period, but the Wildcats continued to fight their way back. At the half, Perry Central held the 42-35 advantage.

Perry Central exploded at the beginning of the third period, and by the time the frame reached the halfway point, the Commodores were up by more than 20 points (64-42). The margin stayed fixed, and going into the final period, Perry Central was up 72-54.

The Commodores pushed the margin near 30 points in the fourth quarter, and then went to their bench to close out the game. The Wildcats were able to take advantage, and cut into the lead.

Perry Central went on to win the game by the final count of 89-76. Braxton Beverly led the Commodores, and all scorers, with 33-points in the night, while James Blair led the Wildcats with 22-points.

Perry Central (89) Braxton Beverly 33, Travis Dunn 2, Matt Turner 10, Damon Tobler 7, John Toomer 10, Justin Johnson 22, Travis Stacy 2 and Austin Hill 3.

Buckhorn (76) Ryan Boggs 14, Thomas Stidham 9, Josh Crank 2, Peyton Cooper 5, Joey Grove 12, James Blair 22, Connor Hoskins 10 and Caleb Estep 2.

Tony McGuire can be reached at 606-436-5771, or on Twitter @HazardHerald.

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