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Bridgman rallies to beat Buchanan

Published 7:45am Sunday, February 16, 2014

Visiting Bridgman rallied from a 32-26 halftime deficit to take over first place in the Lakeland Conference Saturday.

Buchanan’s Christian Catalano had 13 points for the Bucks in a 50-42 loss to Bridgman Saturday. (Leader photo/File)
Buchanan’s Christian Catalano had 13 points for the Bucks in a 50-42 loss to Bridgman Saturday. (Leader photo/File)

The Bee outscored Buchanan 24-10 in the second half score the 50-42 victory and move into first place with a 5-0 record. The Bucks drop to 4-1 in conference play.

Bridgman gets at least a share of the Lakeland championship with the win. The Be host Buchanan again Friday night with the outright title on the line.

Bridgman led 11-10 after one quarter, but thanks to eight first half 3-pointers, the Bucks led 32-26 at halftime.

Neither team found much offense in the third quarter, but the Bees were able to cut the Bucks’ lead to 37-35.

Bridgman outscored Buchanan 15-5 in the final eight minutes to pull out the victory.

Dan Koziel and Nick Knowlton led the Bees with 13 points. Cooper Mojsiejenko added 11.

Christian Catalano, who had four first half 3-pointers, and Doug Freeman both finished with 13 points for the Bucks.

 

Bridgman 50, Buchanan 42

BRIDGMAN 50

Tyler Gnodtke 1 1-2 3, Dan Koziel 4 2-4 13, Cooper Mojsiejenko 5 1-6 11, Matt Hendricks 1 0-0 3, Nick Knowlton 5 2-6 13, Shivam Patel 3 0-0 6, Jay Lowery 0 1-2 1. TOTALS 19 7-20 50

BUCHANAN 42

Kevin Dey 3 2-2 9, Elijah Lewis 0 0-0 0, Alex Leiter 0 0-0 0, Doug Freeman 5 1-2 13, Tim McCaffrey 0 0-0 0, Christian Catalano 5 0-0 15, Dustin Gray 1 0-0 2, Josiah Smith 1 0-0 3. TOTALS 15 3-4 42

 

Bridgman                   11       26       35       50

Buchanan                   10       32       37       42

3-point baskets: Bridgman 5 (Koziel 3, Hendricks 1, Knowlton 1), Buchanan 9 (Catalano 5, Freeman 2, Smith 1, Dey 1). Total fouls (fouled out): Bridgman 10, Buchanan 18 (Dey). Varsity records: Bridgman 13-3, 5-0 Lakeland; Buchanan 11-3, 4-1 Lakeland

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