It took a strong effort and overtime, but the Buckaroos have broken the three-year curse of losing to Fort Worth Country Day in the championship game of the Lions Club Tournament by defeating the Falcons 40-39, Saturday at the BISD Athletic and Fine Arts Facility.
With 1:27 remaining in regulation, the Falcons let the clock wind down to just eight seconds and called a time out to set up a possible game-winning play.
But the Bucks had a plan.
With several fouls to give before the Falcons were in the bonus, Breckenridge fouled the Falcons two times to make the clock run down to five seconds left in regulation.
“We had a bad miscommunication error  and a guy rolled around rolled around the basket and we fouled him and forced him to shoot free-throws,” said head coach Rob Ogle.
The Breckenridge Buckaroos claimed a 40-39 overtime win over Fort Worth Country Day Saturday evening in the championship game of the 6th annual Lions Club
The Breckenridge Buckaroos claimed a 40-39 overtime win over Fort Worth Country Day Saturday evening in the championship game of the 6th annual Lions Club Tournament. It was the fourth straight time the Bucks have played the Falcons in the championship game, losing the three previous times. Shown with their first place trophy are (l to r) Coach Rod Thompson, Cam Toombs, Aaron Brooks, Mateo Ramirez, Alain Franco, Alfredo Arellano, Tyler Simmons, Clay Boaz, Anthony Ramirez, Caleb Spoon, DeMarcus Johnson, Rigo Gallegos, Head Coach Rob Ogle and Coach Pat Yarbrough. (Brant Thurmond)
“I was fine with that because it was not one of their (Country Day) guys that they want on the line.”
The defensive break down worked out in the Bucks favor as the Falcons missed both free-throws and the final 4.15 seconds clicked off the clock and forced overtime.
(See complete story in the January 1 edition of the Breckenridge American)

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