With the win, the Bucks improved to 20-1 overall and 9-1 in District 7-2A and following Comanche’s win over Eastland Tuesday, are now back in the top spot in the standings.
The Bucks started the game with an 11-0 run before Clyde connected on a three-pointer at the 3:26 mark of the first quarter.
Breckenridge finished the quarter by outscoring the Bulldogs 6-2 in the final minutes of the period to lead 17-5.
The strong start and intensity that the Bucks showed in the early stages of the game was one of the things that Bucks head coach Rob Ogle was proud of.
“I thought we started the game exceptionally well and came out really hot,” said Ogle. “We were able to hit some shots and get a comfortable lead. But then I felt like we got a little too relaxed and maybe a little satisfied.”
“We were up 17-5 at the end of the first quarter and never could quite leave them,” said Ogle. “I will give Clyde some of that credit because of how they tried to slow the pace of the game down by playing a zone press and slowing you down. And they do it well. It gets you out of your normal rhythm.”
With the style of play that Clyde had, Ogle says the Bucks had a plan to push the pace of the game.
“We tried to speed the game up by pressing them and they handled the press as well,” said Ogle. “To me, it was just a low scoring tight ball game. “
Following a three-pointer by senior Caleb Spoon at the 5:18 mark of the second quarter that made the score 20-7. The Bucks’ shooting went cold from the field for the remainder of the half.
(See complete story in the February 1 edition of the Breckenridge American)