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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
The Lady Bucs ran away from Cane Ridge to win 58-19. The girls led 29-4 at the half and were led in scoring by Laci Walmer and Riley Long’s 8 pts. Ryliegh Piotto, Shiya Hoosier and Kyndal Chenault each added 7 points.
The Lady Bucs will play the winner of today’s second semifinal in the championship game tomorrow at 5:30pm
The boy’s basketball team was tied 11-11 and then went on a big run to race out to a 43-24 halftime lead and coasted to the big win yesterday at BHS. The boy’s will return to action tonight vs Muhlenberg County KY at 7pm.
The girls wil play Cane Ridge at 2:30pm this afternoon.
Tfhe Buccaneer Christmas Tourney opens up tomorrow at 11:30 as Vestavia Hills AL takes on White House.
The Bucs will play at 4pm vs Riverdale.
Schedule is attached as an Excel file
The document 2019_Boys_Beech_Xmas_Tournament.xlsx was attached to this post.