The pace was at a fevered pitch in the opening period, with the Eagles taking a 16-13 lead. The Eagles continued to control the tempo as the second period began. However, the Wildcats came up with a rally that left them a basket shy of Leslie County at the break (29-27).
The Wildcats came out of the break ready to play and quickly took the lead. Buckhorn was able to stay one-step ahead of Leslie County throughout the period, and went to the final period with a 45-42 advantage.
The Wildcats were able to assert themselves in the fourth quarter, extending the margin to double digits. The Eagles had a couple of shots at the lead, but Buckhorn was able to fend off the threat. The Wildcats went on to win the game by the final count of 68-58.
Matt Day 26, Scotty Blank 14, Ryan Couch 13, Trevor Easterling 12, Tate Gay 2 and Tray Gay 1.
Leslie Co. (58)
Maggard 26, Collett 14, Napier 13 and Asher 5.