Buchanan too much for Brandywine

Published 11:16 pm Friday, January 17, 2014

Buchanan’s Kevin Day scored 14 points as the Bucks defeated Brandywine 61-44. (Leader photo/AMELIO RODRIGUEZ)

Buchanan’s Kevin Day scored 14 points as the Bucks defeated Brandywine 61-44. (Leader photo/AMELIO RODRIGUEZ)

BUCHANAN — Kevin Dey and the Buchanan boys basketball team had their best quarter in the third as the Bucks pulled away after halftime and posted a 61-44 Lakeland Conference win on Friday.

Dey scored all 14 of his points in the third with nine of those points coming during a 12-0 Buchanan run that gave the hosts a 36-22 lead with 6:11 left in the third quarter.

“He’s a streak guy,” said Buchanan coach Reid McBeth about Dey. “He’s 6-4 and a tough guy to guard on the perimeter.”

The Bucks stretched their lead to 49-31 entering the fourth quarter.

“Tough stretch,” said Brandywine coach Nathan Knapp about his team’s play in the third quarter. “We didn’t handle their (defensive) pressure coming out (after halftime).”

Brandywine had 10 of its 28 turnovers in the third quarter. Many of those turnovers turned into easy baskets for Buchanan.

“I think our constant pressure affected Brandywine and they didn’t knock down their free throws,” McBeth said.

The Bobcats finished 11-of-21 from the free throw line, including 5-of-11 in the third quarter.

Tyler Flynn scored 15 points, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked two shots for the Bucks.

Austin Knapp scored 11 points and Andrew Duckett added 10 to lead the Bobcats, who last led in the game at 12-11 with 7:24 left in the second quarter.

“We’re 3-7 with our record in the first half (of the season),” Knapp said. “We want to do better in the second half and get ready for districts.”


Buchanan 61, Brandywine 44


Austin Knapp 11, Zach Schmidt 7, Isaac Davis 7, Andrew Boocher 2, Andrew Duckett 10, Ken Laurita 4, Matt Vaughn 0, Seth Brown 3, Collin Nichols 0, Matthew Kline 0, Drew Krueger 0, Blake Lerner 0. TOTALS: 14 11-21 44


Kevin Dey 14, Doug Freeman 9, Tyler Flynn 15, Christian Catalano 5, Alex Leiter 0, Elijah Lewis 9, Tim McCaffrey 6, Dustin Gray 2, Josiah Smith 0, Sam Swem 0, Jacobi Cashier 1, Isaiah Moore 0. TOTALS: 22 10-21 61


Brandywine               9          20       31       44

Buchanan                   11       24       49       61

3-point baskets: Brandywine 5 (Davis 2, Schmidt, Duckett, Brown), Buchanan 7 (Flynn 3, Dey 2, McCaffrey 2). Total fouls (fouled out): Brandywine 16 (none), Buchanan 20 (none). Shooting: Brandywine 14-of-34 for 41-percent, Buchanan 22-of-48 for 48-percent. Rebounding: Brandywine 20 (Duckett 4), Buchanan 29 (Flynn 8). Turnovers: Brandywine 28, Buchanan 18. Records: Brandywine 3-7, 0-2 Lakeland; Buchanan 6-1, 2-0 Lakeland