Buckhorn rolls past OBI on senior night


By Tony McGuire - [email protected]



Photos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald Buckhorn’s Jarred Griffith looks for a hole in the OBI defense. Griffith had 12 points in the 88-73 win.


Buckhorn’s Austin Morris hits a “3” out of the corner during the Wildcats’ 88-73 win over OBI. Morris had 20 points in the win.


Buckhorn senior Shannon Blank slices through the OBI defense for two of his 8 points. The Wildcats defeated the Mountaineers 88-73.


Buckhorn’s Austin Bennett hits a runner along the baseline during a game with OBI. Bennett had 21 points in the Wildcats’ 88-73 win.


Last week, the Buckhorn Wildcats celebrated senior night by hosting the Oneida Baptist Mountaineers. The Wildcats came out strong, built a large lead, and rolled to the 88-73 win.

The game was wild and furious in the first quarter. With a couple of minutes left in the frame, Buckhorn held the 25-24 lead. The Wildcats then went on a 13-0 run, and held the 38-24 lead at the horn.

The pace cooled a little in the second period, and scoring dropped off. However, the Wildcats would add to their lead, and went into the locker room with the 61-35 advantage.

The Mountaineers picked up the pace in the third period, but could not erase any of their deficit. The Wildcats posted the 81-51 lead at the end of the third period.

Buckhorn went deep into their bench to close out the game, allowing Oneida Baptist to shave a few points off the lead. The Wildcat win was never in jeopardy as they went on to win the game by the final count of 88-73.

Buckhorn (88) Austin Bennett 21 (8 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals), Austin Morris 20 (7 rebounds), Donovan Engle 16 (4 rebounds and 3 assists), Jarred Griffith 12, Daniel Hurley 8 (3 rebounds), Shannon Blank 8 (9 rebounds and 7 assists) and Danny Abner 3 (5 rebounds).

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

Photos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald Buckhorn’s Jarred Griffith looks for a hole in the OBI defense. Griffith had 12 points in the 88-73 win.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0014.jpgPhotos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald Buckhorn’s Jarred Griffith looks for a hole in the OBI defense. Griffith had 12 points in the 88-73 win.

Buckhorn’s Austin Morris hits a “3” out of the corner during the Wildcats’ 88-73 win over OBI. Morris had 20 points in the win.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0029.jpgBuckhorn’s Austin Morris hits a “3” out of the corner during the Wildcats’ 88-73 win over OBI. Morris had 20 points in the win.

Buckhorn senior Shannon Blank slices through the OBI defense for two of his 8 points. The Wildcats defeated the Mountaineers 88-73.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0063.jpgBuckhorn senior Shannon Blank slices through the OBI defense for two of his 8 points. The Wildcats defeated the Mountaineers 88-73.

Buckhorn’s Austin Bennett hits a runner along the baseline during a game with OBI. Bennett had 21 points in the Wildcats’ 88-73 win.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0095-1.jpgBuckhorn’s Austin Bennett hits a runner along the baseline during a game with OBI. Bennett had 21 points in the Wildcats’ 88-73 win.

By Tony McGuire

[email protected]

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