One of the early 8th grade match ups put the Buckhorn Wildcats on the floor with the Leatherwood Wildcats. Buckhorn control the game from the opening tip, and never looked back as they won the battle of Wildcats 54-19.
It was all Buckhorn in the opening frame as they posted enough points for the win. By the time the horn sounded, Buckhorn had a 26-2 lead.
Buckhorn went to their bench in the second quarter, but managed to keep a grip on the lead. Going into the break, they held the 36-4 advantage.
Leatherwood came to life in the third period, and kept pace with Buckhorn. However, they could not erase their previous deficit, and went into the final frame trailing 46-13. Buckhorn would then go on to win the game by the final tally of 54-19.
Buckhorn (54) Blank 10, Woods 13, Gibson 6, Bowling 6, McIntosh 3, Sandlin 10, Hickman 1 Brewer 3 and Stidham 2.
Leatherwood (19) Brck 1, P. Slone 6, Z. Slone 2, Combs 8 and Lewis 2.
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