In a midweek matchup, the Buckhorn Wildcats hosted the Letcher Central Cougars. The Wildcats used a strong second period to jump ahead of the Cougars, and held on for the 71-57 win.
Things were tight in the first period as the frame ended with a 13-all tie. Buckhorn broke the game open in the second period, taking a 33-19 advantage into the locker room.
Play evened out in the second half, with Letcher outscoring Buckhorn by one in the third, and the Wildcats reciprocating in the fourth. Buckhorn’s 14 point advantage at the break held up as the final margin (71-57).
Buckhorn (71) Austin Bennett 28 (9 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals), Donovan Engle 15 (4 rebounds and 4 assists), Austin Morris 12 (5 rebounds), Daniel Hurley 9 (5 rebounds), Danny Abner 4 (4 rebounds) and Jarred Griffith 3.
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