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Pineville defeats Buckhorn

Coming off of a win against the Berea Pirates in the Bill Smallwood Classic, the Pineville Mountain Lions roared to a 61-42 victory against the Buckhorn Wildcats on Monday.

“My assistant coaches came up with some good halftime adjustments against their zone defense, and our players executed them in the second half,” said Pineville coach Brad Levy. “We stepped up our defensive effort in the second half and forced turnovers, which got us out in transition.”

“Buckhorn is a good team and very well coached,” he said. “We just forced them into a bad shooting night. They won’t shoot that bad the rest of the year, so this was a real good win for our program. We have all the respect in the world for coach Hoskins and the job he does at Buckhorn.”

The Mountain Lions were led in scoring by Clay Goodin with 17 points. He was followed by Sean Phipps with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Keaan Fuson chipped in seven points. Dalton Mason added five, Landon Couch added five, Eli Thompson had four, Evan Biliter added two, Ty Clark added two and Gionni Hudson added two.

Christian Collins led the Wildcats with 14 points. He was followed by Dylan Knight’s 10 points. Jacob Blank added eight, Kobe Bowling added four, Dalton Baker added three and Logan Stidham added three.

With the victory, Pineville improved to 4-2 on the season. They were set to take on Oneida Baptist Institute on Tuesday at home.

With the loss, the Wildcats moved to 2-3 on the season. They’re set to take on Gordon Central (Ga.) on Thursday.

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Pineville (4-2) (61): Clay Goodin 17, Sean Phipps 16, Keean Fuson 7, Dalton Mason 5, Landon Couch 5, Eli Thompson 4, Evan Biliter 2, Ty Clark 2, Gionni Hudson 2.

Buckhorn (2-3) (42): Christian Collins 14, Dylan Knight 10, Jacob Blank 8, Kobe Bowling 4, Dalton Baker 3, Logan Stidham 3.