Bobcats defeat New Haven, move on in tourney play – Lose third place game by two
The Bowling Green High School Bobcats faced off against three all-star teams last week at Montgomery County, who was hosting their annual tournament.
Tuesday night, BG fought in a bout with New Haven and came out victorious, allowing them to advance to the second round. During Thursday’s qualifying game against Mexico, the Bobcats suffered a mere two-point loss, pinning them in the third place game against Fulton Saturday night.
Bobcats best New Haven
Bobcats – 48
New Haven – 41
The Bobcats started off with a strong first quarter, sinking 10 unanswered points. This positive momentum stayed with Bowling Green all night, allowing them to come out with a seven-point win.
“[It was a] hard fought, well played game,” said coach Greg Williams.
Sophomore Josh Early was the top bread winner Tuesday night, as far as points were concerned. The young behemoth sank a career high 16 points, followed only by Cory Buchanan with nine, and Corey Brown and Dakken Morris, each of whom made eight.
The Bobcats grabbed 30 total rebounds and made three blocks. They averaged 41.7 percent of their free throws.
Bobcats fall to Mexico
Mexico – 41
Bobcats – 39
Bowling Green battled Mexico Thursday night, vying for a spot in the championship game. A combination of Bobcat turnovers and a strong Bulldog defense equalled a Bowling Green loss, putting them in a battle for third Saturday night.
“[We] played hard, but we had too many turnovers against their press,” explained Williams.
Corey Brown and Cory Buchanan led the Bobcats in scoring, each earning 13 points. Josh Early sank eight points; Malik McPike got five.