Friday, March 5, 2021

Bogota Basketball


 On Thursday-4-March the Bogota Men's Basketball Bucs traveled to Ridgefield to play the Royals. The Bucs would score first on a Three Point Basket from the right side.  Ridgefield then scored the next seven points and lead 7-3. The Royals would maintain their lead and be ahead 20-11 after eight Minutes. In the second quarter Ridgefield opened an 8 point margin over their guests.  As time moved along Bogota was able to start to cut into Ridgefield's lead.  With a minute, and four seconds left in the half Bogota would get their second lead of the game 34-33.  The Royals jumped back  ahead 35-34, only to have the Bucs get two more with 3 seconds left to be play.   This would allow Bogota to have a 36-35 lead into halftime. 
  After the restart the lead would change ten time in the first  five and half minutes of the quarter.  With 2:42 left in this quarter a Three Point Shot by Bogota's Evan Meberg would give the Bucs a lead they would hold onto. At the three Quarter time Bogota would be ahead 57-53.  The final quater had Bogota open up an 6 point lead at one time. the Royal would close in trail only by 3. This lasted until Bogota would go on a seven point run and push them into a 83-69 win.  
  Bogota's Taj Collins would lead all scores with 35- Points. Evan Meberg would also have a game high of 4 Three Point Baskets for the Bucs. the Royals were led by Justin Price with 27 points, including 3 Three Point Baskets. 
   This was to be the final game for the Bogota in 2021. A game against Dwight-Englewood on Friday was canceled.  Bogota finished with a 8-5- record and place second in the Division 3  behind Dwight Englewood. Taj Collins would be the teams leading scorer with 255 Points. This gave him a 19.6 Points per game Average. Mr. Collin would also have a team high with  25 Three Point Baskets. For an average of 2.7 per game.  Ashanti Caviness would recorded 242 Points this season. He will finish with a total of 1025 career Varsity Points. This places him at 13th on the Coach Mahoney era list for total points. 

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