The big test for the Breckenridge Buckaroos in Friday night’s game against the Comanche Indians was how would the Bucks react and play following their first loss of the season, just three days prior.
The Bucks proved to be too much for the Indians, who were coming off of a 64-60 loss to Cisco on Tuesday, as Breckenridge returned home with a 73-61 win.
“I felt like we had a great response to last Tuesday’s game and started off really well,” said Bucks head coach Rob Ogle. “We did a much better job on the defensive boards and in the physicality and mentality aspects of the game.”
“In the second half, I felt like we started out slow and they (Comanche) cut the lead to one,” said Ogle.
Buckaroo Sophomore Mateo Ramirez shoots a three-pointer over Comanche s Jaden Roberts during second quarter action of Friday s 73-61 District 7-2A win.
Buckaroo Sophomore Mateo Ramirez shoots a three-pointer over Comanche s Jaden Roberts during second quarter action of Friday s 73-61 District 7-2A win. Ramirez scored five points in the game. (Brant Thurmond)
“But we were able to hit some big threes to extend the lead. I was proud of the way the guys battled in the fourth quarter and finished out the game really good.”
The score was tied at 9-9 with just over four minutes remaining in the first quarter before senior Caleb Spoon connected on a three-pointer to give the Bucks a 12-9 advantage.
(See complete story in the January 29 edition of the Breckenridge American)

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