Thursday ‘s game between Boyd-Buchanan and visiting Red Bank was a back-and-forth battle throughout. That is until the final minutes.
Then it became rather one-sided.
The Buccaneers (5-2), winners of three straight, used a 20-6 run down the stretch to erase a four-point fourth-quarter deficit and cruise to a 64-52 victory over the struggling Lions.
“It was a pretty close game,” Red Bank head coach Corey Lazenby said. “There at the end we just fell into a turnover situation.”
The Lions (2-7), who’ve dropped six of their last seven, were led by senior Fred Matthews’ game-high 20 points, while Boyd used a balanced attack led by junior Q.D. Cox. The 6-foot forward scored 16 points, while three other Buccaneers finished in double figures.
“It was definitely a close game,” Boyd-Buchanan coach Cole Rose said. “They love sharing the ball. It’s never a problem who’s going to shoot it or anything like that. That goes a long way.”
Red Bank returns to action Friday night for another District 6-AA game when the Lions travel to East Hamilton. The Buccaneers will enjoy a five-day break before they hit the road to face Heritage High School in Ringgold, Ga.
Red Bank girls 48, Boyd-Buchanan 37
Freshman Maddie Wright scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Lady Buccaneers, but Red Bank used a big third quarter to lift the Lady Lions to their first win of the season.
Red Bank (1-7), which held a one-point advantage at the break, used a 16-6 run in the third quarter to build sizeable lead, and Lady Bucs (0-7) never closed the gap.