Buckhorn forced the pace early, making Belfry to play at a pace not to their liking. The Wildcats took a 21-16 lead at the end of the first period.
The Pirates began to wear down early in the second period, allowing the Wildcats to work out a double-digit lead. Going into the half, Buckhorn held a 42-26 advantage.
Belfry came out of the break rested, and began to chip away at the Buckhorn lead. With eight minutes to play, the Wildcats still held a 55-44 lead, but the momentum remained on the Pirates’ side.
The Pirates continued to cut into the Wildcat lead early in the fourth quarter. The Wildcats put the comeback bid to bed midway through the period as they once again forced the pace. Buckhorn went on to win the game by the final count of 75-61.
Andy blank 21, Eric Stidham 22, Ryan Couch 2, Dustin Colwell 11, Matt Day 14, Tate Gay 4 and Scotty Blank 1.
Andrew Elkins 21, Thomas Varney 7, Shawn Datson 13, Jeremy Maynard 12, Corey Coleman 6, Gary Runyon 1 and Jarod Masters 1.