The Pirates are working like every other high school team in the state, using the regular season to prepare for the postseason. The only problem with the type of learning that a long season can do is often filled with some painful nights. Last week’s game against Buckhorn was one of those painful evening.
Powell stayed close early. But the Wildcats ran away with the game in the second quarter and never looked back. Buckhorn won easily, 87-42.
Powell trailed 14-10 after one quarter. But the visitors went on a big run and outscored the Pirates by 10. The halftime lead for Buckhorn stood at 34-20.
The Pirates tried to stay within striking distance, but Buckhorn continued to extend their lead. The Wildcats built up a 55-33 lead entering the fourth frame. Buckhorn went on a 32-9 scoring spree in the final quarter to seal up the Buckhorn win.
Powell was led by Chimaobi Ajuonuma Creed, who has been out most of the season with a recurring foot injury. Creed led the way with 14 points and 13 rebounds, half of Powell’s 26 boards. Colby Cook tossed in 10 points. Luke Pasley added six points and Jacob Townsend scored three. Nikolai Wright, Jace Ware, Shayden Jones and Preston Wasson each scored two points. Ryan Graham rounded out the scoring with a free throw made.
Powell fell to 4-15 on the season.
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