Senior Rigo Gallegos sinks a shot over a Comanche s Payton Nance during first quarter action of Friday night s game. Gallegos scored eight points in the
Senior Rigo Gallegos sinks a shot over a Comanche s Payton Nance during first quarter action of Friday night s game. Gallegos scored eight points in the game. (Brant Thurmond)
The Comanche Indians threw everything they had defensively at the Breckenridge Buckaroos Friday evening, but the Bucks were able to prevail to a 63-58 win and improve to 2-0 in district play.
Multiple sets on defense by Comanche had the Bucks on their heels for the entire game and it proved to be a challenge for the Bucks throughout the course of the game.
“One thing that we struggled with against Comanche was the way they were able to switch up their defense,” said Buckaroo head coach Rob Ogle. “I give them a lot of credit because they were switching from a 1-3-1 zone to a 2-3 zone to a man-to-man defense. Any time you are able to do that and do it successfully like they were, it keeps the offense out of their normal flow and rhythm and they did a great job.”
“They were able to control the boards again and anytime you have a 6-8 kid you are going to be able to do that,” said Ogle. “I thought we did a good job shooting free-throws, but we just didn't get very many of them.
The Bucks never led in the first quarter as Comanche had a 7-4 lead midway through the first quarter and led 12-8 at the conclusion of the first eight minutes of play.
Breckenridge tied the score twice in the early stages of the second quarter and would take the lead at 19-16 as senior Caleb Spoon hit a three-point basket with just over three minutes to play before halftime.
(See complete story in the December 25 edition of the Breckenridge American)