The Buckhorn Wildcats concluded their Pine Mountain Classic run with the Bulldogs of Claiborne, Tennessee. The game went back and forth throughout, with the Wildcats finishing strong to take the win.
The Wildcats edged the Bulldogs by a basket (11-9) in the first period. The pace picked up in the second quarter, with the Claiborne taking a slight advantage. However, it would be Buckhorn that went into the break with the 27-26 advantage.
The pace slowed again in the third period, but Buckhorn managed to pull out a 38-33 lead. Again, the follow up period would prove to be more exciting as both teams went for their best output. However, Buckhorn would hold off the late charge by the Bulldogs to claim the 62-53 win.
Buckhorn (62) Donovan Engle 18 (6 rebounds), Austin Bennett 15 (6 rebounds), Daniel Hurley 13 (7 rebounds), Austin Morris 10 (6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals), Jarred Griffith 5 (3 rebounds) and Shannon Blank 1 (4 rebounds and 6 assists).
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