Late last week, the Buckhorn Wildcats hosted the Cordia Lions. The game was tight throughout, with the Lions holding off a late charge to edge the Wildcats 66-63.
Cordia outpaced Buckhorn by a single point in the first period (13-12). However, the tempo would shift in the second period, allowing the Wildcats to take the 29-24 lead into the break.
Coming out of the intermission, the Lions went back to work, and regained the lead (52-42). The game went back and forth in the final frame, with Cordia holding off a late charge by Buckhorn to claim the 66-63 win.
Buckhorn (63) Connor Hoskins 25 (9 rebounds and 4 assists), Josh Crank 20 (10 rebounds and 3 assists), Ryan Boggs 11 (3 rebounds and 1 assist), Austin Morris 3 (1 rebound), Shannon Blank 2 (3 rebounds and 3 assists), Donavan Engle 2 (1 rebound) and Daniel Hurley (1 rebound and 1 assist).
Cordia (66) Chisolm 24, Keita 19, McDonald 8, Mercado 4 and Nelson 11.
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