Bucs Seek Third Hoop Win on Friday at Home 

December 20, 2023

Although the Bedford High School Buccaneers on Tuesday won their second consecutive boys’ basketball game by a margin of more than 20 points, Head Coach Anthony Halls reminded that “winning is hard.”

“There’s still plenty of room for us to get better, but I’m happy being 2-0,” he said, adding that he expects Friday’s 7 p.m. home game against long-time Dual County League foe Newton South will be a tough game.

On Tuesday, the team hosted Lowell Catholic and led 10-0 in the first two minutes en route to a 77-56 victory. 

The score after the first eight minutes was 25-8, and Halls pointed out that one reason was “we were active on defense.” 

The lead was reduced to 33-20 at the break; Halls said, “I felt we got somewhat stagnant late in the first half. But we were able to come out early in the second half with more energy and get some early baskets.”

Seniors Justice Buchannan and Camdyn Shoesmith, who combined for 44 points in the opening game last Friday, totaled 41 vs. Lowell Catholic. Buchannan finished with 25 points, five rebounds, four deflections, and three assists, while Shoesmith dropped 16 points and added eight rebounds, six assists, and four deflections.

Jireh Joseph off the bench totaled 12 points, nine in the second half, and Justin Liberman chipped in with nine points. 

The coach cited “great defensive effort by Mekhi Volcy.”

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