Wildcats defeat Cougars in cat fight

Tony McGuire Sports Editor cpsports@gmail.com

February 25, 2014

Last week, the Buckhorn Wildcats traveled to Whitesburg to take on the Letcher Central Cougars. The game was too close to call throughout, with the Wildcats pulling out the 86-79 win in a hard fought battle.

The game was neck-and-neck in the first period, with the Wildcats narrowly pulling out the 20-18 lead. Little changed in the second period, with neither team gaining an advantage. Buckhorn went into the locker room with the 39-37 lead.

Letcher Central was able to take control of the tempo in the third period, and went on top 54-50. Buckhorn had a final burst of energy in the fourth quarter, and pulled away late for the 86-79 victory.

Buckhorn (86) Connor Hoskins 12 (5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 5 steals), Peyton Cooper 11 (7 assists and 2 steals), Josh Crank 12 (5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 5 steals), Joey Grove 8 (7 rebounds), Ryan Boggs 7, Caleb Estep 6 (4 rebounds and 3 assists), Dylan Cole 6 (3 rebounds) and James Blair 4 (4 rebounds).

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