AMHERST — The Buckeye boys basketball team lost to Amherst 55-51 in non-conference action Tuesday.
It marked the fourth loss in the last five games for the Bucks (11-8), but coach Matt Saunders was pleased with the effort.
“I’m extremely happy with our kids,” he said. “They battled tonight. They played hard and played at the tempo we wanted to play at. We’ve been struggling with getting after it for the last couple of weeks. Man, did we get after it tonight.
“This is the happiest I have ever been after a loss in terms of finding ourselves again. We were able to do that tonight and I hope we can continue going forward.”
Junior center Chris Vogt led Buckeye with 14 points and 11 rebounds, while junior John Tighe added a career-high 10 points on a night when 14-point scorer Garrett Beck had just three.
The Comets, who were outrebounded 39-15, were paced by a game-high 23 points from Garrett Klekota.
In other games:
WELLINGTON — The Buckeye seventh-grade girls team, behind a big night by Camerin Kimble, beat Wellington 31-18 in Patriot Athletic Conference play. Kimble scored 10 points, pulled down seven rebounds and had three steals. The eighth-grade squad dropped the Dukes 40-16 behind Corrinne Phillips’ 11 points.