The Bogota Lady Bucs Basketball team ended the six game losing streak with a 49-20 victory at Hawthorne Christian Academy Their next game is away to Rutherford on Friday. 11-Jan with a 5:00 p tip-off. The Lady Bucs next home game is on Tues. 15- Jan when they host Waldwick starting at 6:00 p
The Boys team needed a past the last second lay-up from Liam Geraghty with .4 seconds left to beat Hawthorne Christian Academy 44-42 at Speary Gym. The Bucs took a 20-16 lead into the half only to have HCA out score them 11- 21 in the third quarter to take a six point lead. Bogota held the Defenders to just five 4th quarter point while Ruben Acosta scored 10 of his game high 18 points to bring the Bucs even. As time was running down a last second shot by Bogota miss the target, but was mishandle by HCA Alex Thomas giving Bogota one last chance. A time out by Hawthorne's coach to settle his team , along with trying to find out why the game had not ended yet gave Coach Mahoney a chance to give his team a play. With most eyes on Mr. Acosta, Mr. Geraghty found away to slip behind the HCA defense and receive the inbound pass and put up the winning shot while falling towards Speary Gym back wall. When the basket was counted he was joined by his teammates, and students coming out their seats to congratulate him.
This win moves the Bucs to 7-2, with their next game on Tuesday 15- Jan at Waldwick with a 7:00 p start.
The Bucs wrestling team next match is Sat. 12- Jan as Cresskill come to Speary Gym starting at 10:00 a
|A Strong Bucs defense in the 4th Quarter|
|# 11 Rubin Acosta giving Bogota a lead.|
|#11 Rubin Acosta bringing the ball forward for a last shot.|
|Liam Geraghty winning lay-up.|