Motlow State Bucks defeat Chargers 81-80 at home game

By Nya Roden Staff Writer

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The men’s basketball team played their rival team, the Motlow State Community College Bucks on Friday, November 8.

The Charger’s first home game of the season was neck and neck throughout, but the Bucks eventually won the game.

During the first period the Chargers started off with possession of the ball. The team executed a fast pass offence and a half court press, which lead to a 51 to 43 lead at halftime.

Charger Trevin Wade drove to the line and scored the team two points before the half. The second half of the game began with Motlow State in possession.

Charger Caheim Brown rebounded the missed shot and passed the ball down court to Carl Johnson for an assist to Langston Wilson. The play led to a foul by Motlow and sent Wilson to the line for foul shots.

The two rivals were tied 66 to 66 with 6:40 left in the 2nd period when Motlow shot for 1, which gave them a lead of 67 to 66 the teams were tied once again 68 to 68 with approximately five minutes left in the game when Charger RJ Campbell scored a big two-pointer.

The two rivals were tied again with 2:45 left on the clock, but the Bucks edged out the Chargers 81 to 80.

Despite the upset, the Chargers remain a united front.

“We’re really connected,” said Caheim Brown. “Everyone sacrifices for each other.”

Coach Jonathan Merritt said he wants the team to make it to Hutch National Tournament, which is to take place the third week of March.

All games are free for those who attend the school

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Jamal Burke handles ball at the game against Bucks Photo by Nya Roden

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Photo by Nya Roden