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Bobcats best Monroe City, suffer loss against Palmyra – Boys fight for third place

Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Last week, the Bobcats headed to Palmyra for the school’s 71st Annual Tony Lenzini Basketball Tournament. In the first round, the Bobcats were paired against Monroe City. They found an easy victory against this opponent, coming out with a 61-38 win. The second round didn’t hold the same good luck for the Bobcats, as they fell 82-50 against the hosting Palmyra team.


Bobcats defeat Monroe City


The Bobcats clung to their early lead Tuesday night, and were ultimately able to beat Monroe City 61-38.

Cory Buchanan lead the Bobcats offensively, scoring 18 points. Corey Brown followed right on his tail with 16.

Josh Early also added several points to the board for the Bobcats, making nine; Adam Holt scored eight; Andrew Martinson added  six points. Malik McPike and Dalton Pafford scored two points a piece.

“It was great to see the return of a healthy Adam Holt,” said head coach Greg Williams. “His knee appears to be stable.”

Making nearly half of their field goal attempts, the Bobcats maintained a lead the entire game.

Bowling Green players grabbed a total of 36 rebounds. The boys made 13 assists, two blocks, and seven steals.


Bowling Green falls to Palmyra


Host team and first-seeded Palmyra snagged a two-point lead in the first quarter Thursday night, which ultimately led to the Bobcats’ 82-50 demise.

Even with strong scores of 18 and 17, respectively, in the first and second quarters, the Bobcats couldn’t compete with Palmyra’s strong offense. Palmyra stacked a 43-35 lead by halftime.

The Bobcats were led by Adam Holt, offensively, who made 13 points, including six during the first period. Corey Brown sank two three-pointers and tallied 12 points total.  Cory Buchanan was close behind, adding 11 points to the board. Josh Early made six points; Andrew Martinson added four, and Malik McPike made two.

The Bobcats were able to get 30 total rebounds and made 14 assists. They made two blocks and two steals.