Live Oak —
By Andrew McGee
The Branford High School Lady Buccaneer varsity basketball team won their match against the Suwannee High School Lady Bulldog varsity basketball team Friday, Jan. 4 with the final score of 46-40.
“It was a real good game. Suwannee has gotten a little better since the first time we played,” said BHS Athletic Director and coach Wade Cashwell. “It was a little bit tougher. You know coming off the Christmas break is always a tough adjustment. The Suwannee girls definitely improved their game.”
The first quarter, the Bucs dominated by bringing in a big 12 points to the ‘Dogs two. The second quarter, the ‘Dogs turned up the heat bringing the halftime score to 20-16 Bucs.
The leading scorer for the game for BHS was Blair Bullock taking 26 points. She had seven rebounds and two steals. The second best player for BHS was Stephanie Copeland with 10 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Katie White had five points, seven rebounds and one assist.
For Suwannee Daycia Bandy had 14 points, Khadijah Watson had eight points and Kyra McClendon had seven points.
“Overall though, continuing on a positive path,” said Cashwell. “The girls are still doing well. Over Christmas break we went to Ft. White and played in the tournament there. We didn’t get to play in the championship round, but we won two of the three games.”
Cashwell went on to say that they won the last four out of five games they’ve played and that he was very proud of his girls.
“Were going to see how tough we are, said Cashwell. “This is a tough week as we play two district opponents. We’re kind of winding down the season, so the second half of the season is generally at their best, so we’ll find out where we sit after we play all of our district opponents for the second time.”
Cashwell hopes they will be where they need to be by the end of the season.