Bucs pound HHS
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.