Bucks upset Pirates at season’s end


Black River senior boys basketball players Derek Hawley, Brandon Heath, and Allan Benson pose with senior cheerleaders Rachael Holt and Toni Rush after their Senior Night game.

Black River senior boys basketball players Derek Hawley, Brandon Heath, and Allan Benson pose with senior cheerleaders Rachael Holt and Toni Rush after their Senior Night game.


Zach Hawley puts in a layup.


Black River’s Mike Hazlett moves with the ball against Buckeye.


Black River’s Curtis Roupe puts in a short shot against Buckeye.


Senior Allan Benson splits the Buckeye defense to get a layup.


Photos by Russ Gifford | Wellington Enterprise

The Buckeye Bucks’ strong showing in the first half Friday secured a 64-57 upset over the Black River Pirates on Senior Night. The Pirates struggled to score in the first quarter as the Bucks took a 15-6 lead. Buckeye continued to drive to the basket and shut down Black River going into halftime with a steady 34-22 lead.

The Pirates took over in the second half, outscoring the Bucks 16-10 to pull within six points going into the final period. Black River battled for the win in the final minutes with senior Allan Benson leading the way with 22 points on the night. The boys could not squeeze out the win for their final regular season game, ending the season 4-11 in the Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division.

Black River senior boys basketball players Derek Hawley, Brandon Heath, and Allan Benson pose with senior cheerleaders Rachael Holt and Toni Rush after their Senior Night game.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2016/02/web1_BRHSBoysBBallVsBuckeye-5-of-5-.jpgBlack River senior boys basketball players Derek Hawley, Brandon Heath, and Allan Benson pose with senior cheerleaders Rachael Holt and Toni Rush after their Senior Night game.

Zach Hawley puts in a layup.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2016/02/web1_BRHSBoysBBallVsBuckeye-4-of-5-.jpgZach Hawley puts in a layup.

Black River’s Mike Hazlett moves with the ball against Buckeye.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2016/02/web1_BRHSBoysBBallVsBuckeye-3-of-5-.jpgBlack River’s Mike Hazlett moves with the ball against Buckeye.

Black River’s Curtis Roupe puts in a short shot against Buckeye.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2016/02/web1_BRHSBoysBBallVsBuckeye-2-of-5-.jpgBlack River’s Curtis Roupe puts in a short shot against Buckeye.

Senior Allan Benson splits the Buckeye defense to get a layup.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2016/02/web1_BRHSBoysBBallVsBuckeye-1-of-5-.jpgSenior Allan Benson splits the Buckeye defense to get a layup.

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