The Buckhorn Wildcats took on the Knox Central Panthers on Saturday. Neither team was able to garner more than a couple bucket lead throughout the game, with the Wildcats nipping the Panthers 64-62.
Both teams opened the game with a blistering pace, but neither could gain the advantage. The first period ended with Knox leading 12-11.
In an attempt to take the lead, Buckhorn picked up the pace in the second quarter, but it was to no avail as the period ended with a tie. This sent the Wildcats to the locker room trailing 27-28.
The Panthers got the better of the third period, and went into the final frame with a 48-44 lead. However, the final rally would belong to Buckhorn as they picked up the necessary momentum late to lift them to the 64-62 win.
Buckhorn (64) Ryan Boggs 2, Thomas Stidham 1, Josh Crank 3, Peyton Cooper 6, Joey Grove 9, James Blair 20, Connor Hoskins 18, and Caleb Estep 5.
Knox Co. (62) Barger 17, Adams 10, Hensley 9, Narsee 17 and Cole 9.
Tony McGuire can be reached at 606-436-5771, or on Twitter @HazardHerald.