Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Basketball Night in Bogota

7-January-2020
 On Monday-6-January there was a large number of games played by athletes from Bogota. The Afternoon started with the Bogota Bowling Bucs defeat the Hawthorne Christian  Academy Defenders 7-0.   Bogota’s Emalia Samouhos had a match high series with a 414. Adam Magbag had the high game at 189 pins. Hawthorne Christian  Academy were lead by Luke Mitchell with a 360 Series and a 161 game.  Bogota’s record is now 2-5. They next bowl on Tuesday-7-January against Midland Park. The first game is scheduled for 4:00p at the Parkway Lanes in Elmwood Park.
   The Bogota Middle School Basketball Bucs opened their season against the Hawthorne Christian  Academy Defenders the Patty Ciccone Court at the David Moore Gym.  The Lady Bucs would win their game by a score of 44-6. The Men’s team would w by a score of 40-39. Details and photos to follow. 
   The High School teams would play Midland Park. The Lady Bucs would travel to Midland Park to play the Lady Panthers. Midland Park would win by a score to 54-15. Bogota is now 1-6. They next play on Monday-13-January at Waldwick. The tip off is scheduled for 5:30p.
  The Men’s Team would host the Panthers on the Jay Mahoney Court at Speary Gym.  Midland Park would jump out  to a 8-0 to start the game. After a couple of early time out Coach Jay Mahoney would settle his team down, and the Bucs would bring the game even at 16 by the time the first quarter ended.  In the second quarter Bogota would out-score the Panthers and take a 28-22 lead into the locker room. 
 After the restart Midland Park would retake the lead, with Bogota trying to keep pace. Then the game, briefly, became a three point challenge. Both team match the others from beyond the arc while trading leads. The Panthers would have the last score for this part of the game and have a 40-37 advantage at three-quarter time.  The Bucs took over the lead to start the final 5 minutes, but only once led by  five points. Midland Park tied the score at 49  with just over a minute to play.  With the clock moving on to double digits Bogota would try a three point shot to move ahead again. This would bounce off the rim and allow Midland Park to control the rebound. Bogota’s defense kept the Panthers from clear shots at the net, until a foul by one of the Bucs. This began to give Midland Park  one and one foul shot opportunity. The Panthers would miss the first attended by control the rebound. The Bucs would pressure the ball carrier and force a jump ball situation. Midland Park also had the possession arrow in their favor, and again the Bogota defense would hold.  As the clock tick to under 10 seconds Bogota would cause a turnover and the outlet pass would find Ashanti Caviness in the attacking zone. Mr. Caviness moved down the right wing and made it pass the defense to guild the ball into the net. With just a few more seconds remaining Midland Park  took the inbound pass and launched one last attempt, which fell off target and Bogota would earn a 51-49 win. As the horn sound Mr. Caviness was surrounded by his teammates in congratulation, with a roar of approval from the Speary Gym crowd.
   Midland Park’s David Luberoff posted a game high with 27 Points.  Ashanti Caviness led Bogota with 12 points. The Bucs’ Taj Collins and Yorlin Motalio, along with the Panthers’ Brett Murray all had 3 Three point  Baskets.
  Bogota’s record is now 6-1, they next play on Thursday-9-January at Saddle River Day School. Tip off is scheduled for 5:30p. Bogota also started the week ranked as the #9 Group I school by the Star- Ledger.

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