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2020 GP West Invitational & Bruin Duals Results for Beech High School
Blake Palmer (19-7) placed 4th and scored 14.0 team points.
Coen Myers (16-10) placed 4th and scored 13.0 team points.
William Griggs (19-9) placed 5th and scored 6.0 team points.
Trey Bates (21-4) placed 1st and scored 24.5 team points.
Paul Waddy (11-10) placed 5th and scored 9.0 team points.
Blake Dolan (4-4) placed 5th and scored 8.0 team points.
Jackson Light (7-11) placed 6th and scored 6.0 team points.
Mason Smith (12-1) placed 1st and scored 23.5 team points.
Donovan Rich (15-8) placed 3rd and scored 18.0 team points.
Kaden White (16-9) placed 4th and scored 10.0 team points.
William Kalamen (7-15) placed 5th and scored 7.0 team points.
Brody Robinson (9-3) placed 1st.
Cameron Cain (4-4) placed 4th.
Rem Corkin (3-2) placed 3rd.
Daniel Hammond (5-4) placed 3rd.
Balie Cauley (6-11) placed 4th.
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Joseph Linn (3-3) placed 2nd.
Clay Jolly (1-9) placed 6th.
Tyler McDaniel (5-14) placed 6th.
Hendersonville @ Beech Senior on 01/09/2020.
Beech Senior (BESE) 54.0 Hendersonville (HEND) 24.0 195: Brandt Martinez (HEND) over (BESE) (For.) 220: Kaden White (BESE) over (HEND) (For.) 285: William Kalamen (BESE) over (HEND) (For.) 106: Blake Palmer (BESE) over Josh Henshaw (HEND) (TF 18-3 0:00) 113: Coen Myers (BESE) over Ashton Dy (HEND) (Dec 8-2) 120: William Griggs (BESE) over Ronin Cleary (HEND) (Fall 0:00) 126: Trey Bates (BESE) over ryan carrigan (HEND) (Fall 0:00) 132: Paul Waddy (BESE) over Hayden Long (HEND) (Fall 0:00) 138: Blake Dolan (BESE) over Phoenix Marten (HEND) (TF 16-0 0:00) 145: Justin Mumaw (HEND) over Jackson Light (BESE) (Fall 0:00) 152: Mason Smith (BESE) over Landon Barton (HEND) (Fall 0:00) 160: Jonathan Espinoza (HEND) over Preston Clark (BESE) (Fall 0:00) 170: Donovan Rich (BESE) over James Bundy (HEND) (TF 17-2 0:00) 182: Stevie Mack (HEND) over (BESE) (For.)
Story by Zach Womble
HENDERSONVILLE – Friday night marked the first game back on the hardwood for both Beech and Oakland following the New Year’s Day holiday.
With both teams anxious to get off to a hot start to the second half of the season, it was the home standing Lady Bucs who came out victorious, 50-41.
Senior guard Deshiya Hoosier paced the Lady Bucs with 21 points, which included 10 points from the free throw line.
Oakland’s Nicole Eqeruoh led her team with 12 points.
Neither team could find much rhythm in the first half as the two Class AAA schools battled back-and-forth for the majority of the first 16 minutes.
Beech clung to a 20-16 lead at the break thanks in large part to four 3-pointers while Oakland dominated the paint with eight first half points at the rim and three offensive rebounds.
“I think anytime you go on a break and come back you can get in the habit of not playing your best basketball,” Beech head coach Kristi Utley said. “I just think we didn’t do the little things tonight and that will be up to us to get back in the gym and work on those things.”
Oakland continued to dominate the glass and painted scoring area in the second half but could never string together enough stops or scoring opportunities to get over the hump.
“I think the biggest thing tonight for us was our first half performance,” Oakland head coach Shelbi Campbell said. “We settled for shots, we didn’t attack the rim, and we turned the ball over. We were very timid and I think it had something to do with how good they (Beech) were. I thought in the second half we did a much better job of attacking the rim. If we make the five free throws we miss it could be a different game.”
Oakland secured three more offensive rebounds in the second half and added 14 more paint points but the Lady Bucs always had an answer to any run the Lady Patriots went on.
“That is the first time all season we have really had the problem where the other team had that kind of success in the paint,” Utley said. “Again, that is something we will get better at in practice. I thought our guards did a good job of containing but once they got in the post they were going to score so we have to do a better job at stopping them.”
The loss drops Oakland to 8-6 according to CoachT. The Lady Patriots will open district play on Tuesday on the road at Stewarts Creek.
“They (Stewarts Creek, 9-3) are a great team and so it was good for us to come out here tonight and play good competition before district play begins. I’m excited because I thought we finished the game well and that should give us confidence going into district play.”
Friday night’s game also marked the first time senior JC Swafford saw meaningful minutes following knee surgery this past summer.
“It was good to see here get out there,” Utley added. “She is an extremely hard worker and we hope the best for her. I know her teammates were happy for her.”
Beech (12-1) is back in action Tuesday, Jan. 7 against Gallatin High School (13-2) at home.
Beech (50): Deshiya Hoosier 21, Mia Dean 9, Bri Ellis 9, Laci Walmer 5, Riley Long 3, Natasia Jones 2, JC Swafford 1.
Oakland (41): Nicole Eqeruoh 12, Nikiah Chesterfield 8, Beth Nelson 7, Claira McGowan 4, Destiny Newman 4, Miyah Sutton 4, Terianna Covington 2.
The Bucs have reached the fianls tonight by beating South Warren HS (8-4) from Bowling Green KY by a score of 65-57 in the first round on Friday.. Kaleb Powell had 18, Jyquale Matthews had 15 and Kristian Shaw added 12 in the win.
In a second game yesterday, the Bucs beat West Creek 72-61 to reach the finals at 6pm tonight at Graves County (KY) HS. Shaw had 17, Matthews had 16, Drew Paige had 12 and Powell added 11 in the win.
The Bucs will play Marion HS from Illinois in the title game.
Bucs roll over Mustangs by John Decker
Hendersonville – When Andrew Paige slammed out an alley-oop pass from Caleb Powell to make it 4-0 Beech it appeared that the Bucs might just run away with this game. But Paige picked up his second foul just a minute later and the game changed.
Each team swapped baskets most of the first quarter which ended with Muhlenberg in front 18-15. Beech scored just 4 points over the first 5 minutes of the second quarter and fell behind 26-19. A furious rally helped the Bucs tie the game at 30 at half time. Beech coach Kip Brown said, “it really hurt having to sit Drew Paige all but two minutes of the first half. He got off to a great start. We were down 7 and really started to play our game toward the end of the half.”
Paige sat all but 2 minutes of the first half. Luke Fleming, Powell, Christian Shaw and Jyquale Matthews all did a great job of attacking the basket in the half, offsetting Muhlenberg’s point guard, Trey Lovell who had 20 points. Lovell, just a sophomore, single handedly kept the Mustangs in the game.
The Bucs opened the second half just like they finished it… on fire. Beech outscored the Mustangs 22-12 as Braden Brinkley hit two big three point baskets to end the third quarter
Tempers flared as Muhlenberg coach, Kyle Eades, was tossed after his second technical foul. The game was physical and neither team would back down from the other. It was a very intense and competitive game from start to finish. Powell finished with 21 points, eleven of those were on free throws (11-12).
“We have a poised group, even though we are young nothing seems to get to them. They are resielent, so I am having some fun coaching these guys. Luke was great tonight, he makes so many plays that don’t go on the stat sheet, he scoring more for us. He’s like a silent assassin. Everybody played well, just a great team effort tonight.”
The Bucs will take on 9AAA rival Station Camp in the title game tomorrow evening at 7pm while the Mustangs will play Vestavia Hills at 4pm in the 3rd place game.
Beech girls ran away from Cane Ridge opening a 29-4 halftime lead and coasting to a 58-19 win and a rematch with Brentwood Academy who beat Knox Central 69-25. The Lady Bucs lost 67-60 in Franklin two weeks ago. The girls championship game will be at 5:30pm