Buchholz splits two games at Shootout

Published: Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 11:47 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 11:47 p.m.

Buchholz came within six points of fulfilling its role of host spoilers at the Bobcat Shootout at Bud Seymour Gym on Saturday.

The Bobcats' 62-56 loss to Orlando Cypress Creek concluded their weekend with a two-game split.

Chris Isaac's 14 points, which included four 3-pointers, kept Buchholz in the game. Kenneth Harper added 13 and Chad Milliken contributed 11.

“Chris (Isaac) was big for us coming off the bench, “ Buchholz coach Bob Horodyski said. “We had a chance in the fourth quarter when we were only down by three going in — we missed some crucial free throws late down there and that hurt us big time.”

Senior guard Felix Regis had a game-high 16 points for Cypress Creek with Antonio Vidal and Rashaun Tyler both chipping in with 12.

“They had some kids that could really shoot the ball, and Regis was one of the guys who we tried to contest, but he kept hurting us with his jump shot,” Horodyski added.

Buchholz 59, Naples Golden Gate 54: Junior guard Mitchell Wise scored eight points off the bench in the third quarter and Milliken dropped in a game-high 16 points to help the Bobcats edge Golden Gate on Friday.

The Bobcats took a 14-point lead (30-16) into halftime but Golden Gate chipped away with a big third quarter to keep it close at 46-41. Buchholz (12-6) outscored Golden Gate 15-13 in the fourth quarter to maintain the five-point victory.

“We had them big at halftime, then we let them stick around a bit as they brought it close to be down by only five,” Horodyski said.

Chris Clark added 11 points for the Bobcats, who as a team shot 9-of-12 from the free-throw line and knocked down eight 3-pointers.

“Chad (Milliken) played well for us and we had some guys like Mitchell (Wise) and Rex Warner who were big off the bench — it was a good team win,” Horodyski said.

Bradford 61, Eustis 40: Despite being down three starters, the Tornadoes dominated with a win Friday over Eustis.

With center Justin McBride, guard Tramaine Harris and guard Treyonte Covington all missing from the lineup due to personal reasons, opportunity arose for others to take charge.

Ya'keem Griner was slightly over his season average of 13 points with a game-high 16 for Bradford (17-5). Sophomore Deantre Burch scored 11 and senior Chris Walton had 10 for the Tornadoes.

“I thought our performance was really good, even though we were down three starters,” Bradford coach Traavis Chandler said.

“I thought we had some guys take charge out there like our 6-foot-5 sophomore Deion Aldridge. Chris (Walton) showed great leadership and Deonte (Burch) shot the ball well.”

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