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The Buccanasium floor was named “Boots” Scott Floor and dedicated with family last Tuesday evening. Coach Scott was the first boys basketball coach at Beech and also coached golf.
Coach was a mainstay at BHS sporting events during his work days and after retirement he and wife, Gail, were at just about every game the Bucs played in football and basketball.
Beech Senior (BESE) 42.0 Mt. Juliet (MTJU) 30.0
220: Kaden White (BESE) over (MTJU) (For.) 285: Wade Savage (MTJU) over William Kalamen (BESE) (Fall 2:42) 106: Blake Palmer (BESE) over (MTJU) (For.) 113: Coen Myers (BESE) over (MTJU) (For.) 120: Dillon Scott (MTJU) over Brody Robinson (BESE) (Dec 0-0) 126: Trey Bates (BESE) over Jordan Gainey (MTJU) (Fall 0:00) 132: Jordan Taylor (MTJU) over William Griggs (BESE) (Dec 10-8) 138: Paul Waddy (BESE) over Zach Hicks (MTJU) (Fall 5:19) 145: Jackson Light (BESE) over Calin Green (MTJU) (Dec 5-0) 152: Mason Smith (BESE) over Tanner Higham (MTJU) (Dec 3-2) 160: Aiden Smith (MTJU) over Tyler McDaniel (BESE) (Fall 1:21) 170: Donovan Rich (BESE) over Jordan Taylor (MTJU) (Fall 0:59) 182: Aidebn Caron (MTJU) over (BESE) (For.) 195: Dominic Love (MTJU) over (BESE) (For.)
Story by Zach Womble Pic by JDecker
HENDERSONVILLE – Beech (14-8, 4-3) disposed of cross-town rival Hendersonville 72-56 Tuesday night to remain in third place in District 9-AAA standings.
Kaleb Powell (13) and Drew Paige (11) paced the Bucs as 10 different players scored for Kippy Brown’s squad in the victory.
“I’m most pleased with just getting a win over Hendersonville,” Brown said of the victory. “They beat us twice last year so it’s nice to get a win over them. This league is so difficult so anytime you can get a win it’s huge.”
The two teams battled for much of the first quarter before Beech ended the first quarter up 14-10; a lead they would not surrender.
Beech ballooned their four point lead to 17 at the end of the first half thanks in large part to multiple run out fast break points, points in the paint, and knocking down 6-of-8 free throw attempts.
The Bucs continued to put on more steam in the third quarter outscoring Hendersonville 19-17 which included 14 points in the paint.
“I liked the way our guys attacked tonight and rebounded the ball,” Brown said. “I thought we did a good job spacing the floor with our shooters which then allowed us to attack. I thought we played well tonight.”
Of the Bucs 16 fourth quarter points, half came at the charity stripe while the other eight points came at the rim.
In total Beech outscored Hendersonville 40-28 in the paint.
“I thought tonight we did a lot of good things but we also made some mistakes,” Hendersonville head coach Clancy Hall said. “I felt like tonight in some areas we took a step forward but in other areas we took two steps backwards and you cannot afford to do that in this league.”
Hendersonville (10-9, 2-5) will be on the road at Wilson Central Friday night while the Bucs travel to Station Camp.
Boys Box Score
Beech (72): Kaleb Powell 13, Drew Paige 11, Jyquale Matthews 9, Braden Brinkley 9, Kristian Shaw 7, Jackson Long 6, Sam McClendon 6, Luke Fleming 6, Kenny Miller 2, Bradley Wheeler 1.
Hendersonville (56): Drew Hohenbrink 12, Owen Lampton 9, Ellis Ellis 8, Jordan Zuger 6, Colin Cook 6, Justin Biggs 5, Andruw Stratton 3, Graham Charlton 2, AJ Owens 2.
Hendersonville – The Lady Bucs kept their 9-AAA unbeaten streak alive, improving to 17-1 and 7-0 with a 68-41 win over the Lady Commandos on Tuesday evening.
Hendersonville kept the game close for a quarter and a half before the Beech defense came alive with several steals which turned into layups or foul shots. Beech made 12-14 from the charity stripe and led 34-20 at the half. Mia Dean and De’Shiya Hoosier led the charge the Lady Bucs in the first half.
Beech coach Kristi Utley said, “We came out and jumped on them and got some easy baskets tonight. I don’t think we did real well versus their zone, but it’s good to play against teams who do that to get experience with it.”
“We knew were playing a very good basketball team tonight. We tried to slow it down in the first half and had some success early. We had just a few mistakes and they are so good at crashing the boards,” said Hendersonville coach John Filson.
In the second half, the Beech defense overwhelmed the Lady Commandos. The Lady Bucs did not allow a point in the third quarter and put the game away, leading 48-20 heading into the fourth quarter.
Filson added, “I was proud of how we bounced back in the fourth quarter having not scored a point in the third. The kids played hard and they didn’t give up, I was proud of their effort tonight. They (Beech) are so poised and experienced and play at a very high level.”
Both coaches emptied their benches in the fourth quarter and the Lady Bucs cruised to the victory. “We played good defense tonight and we are just trying to get better every day,” added Utley.
Girls Box Score
Beech (68)– DeShiya Hoosier 17, Mia Dean 14, Bri Ellis 11, Laci Walmer 6, Ryleigh Piotto 6, JC Swafford 5, Riley Messer 3, Natasia Jones 2, Riley Long 2, Kyndal Chenault 1.
Hendersonville (41) – Janaeya Mayes 14, Alex Marshalek 9, Kayla Minchey 8, Riley Strickland 3, Hailey Sebring 2, Annie Hines 2,
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.