Buckhorn drops close district matchup with Leslie


By Tony McGuire - [email protected]



The Buckhorn Wildcats concluded their week on the road at district rival Leslie County. The Wildcats kept the game close throughout, but could not pull off the comeback as they fell to the Eagles 51-46.

Both teams jockeyed for control of the tempo in the first period, with Buckhorn coming out on top 15-14. The game was just as close in the second period, leaving the Wildcats with a 1 point lead at the break (25-24).

Leslie County broke the stalemate in the third period, and went up 39-34 with eight minutes to play. Buckhorn hung tough in the fourth quarter, keeping the comeback in sight. However, the Wildcats would not be able to pull it off, and fell 51-46.

Buckhorn (46) Austin Bennett 13, Donovan Engle 12 (11 rebounds), Daniiel Hurley 6 (6 rebounds), Austin Morris 5, Shannon Blank 5 (4 rebounds and 7 assists) and Jarred Griffith 5.

Tony McGuire can be reached via email at [email protected]

By Tony McGuire

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