The Buckhorn Wildcats and the Chavies Cardinals hooked up in one of the closest semifinal games of the tournaments. The Wildcats would bring down the Cardinals on the strength of a strong second period.
Very little was settled in the first period as it ended with Chavies claiming an 11-10 lead. However, the Wildcats exploded in the second period, and would extend their lead to a level (26-19) that would hold up until the final horn.
The Cardinals would come out strong in the third period, and chipped a few points off the Wildcats lead (30-26). Buckhorn was able to fend off the final barrage by Chavies, and moved on in the tournament with the 41-36 win.
Buckhorn (41) Blank 5, Woods 18, Gibson 11, Bowling 3 and McIntosh 4.
Chavies (36) Fugate 6, Miller 19, Bradley 2, Boggs 2, Stidham 2 and Pence 5.
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