Bowling Green Buccaneers captures District 5AAA Tournament

Published 4:13 pm Thursday, February 16, 2017

Bowling Green School’s Buccaneers were victorious in the District 5AAA Tournament that took place last week at Bowling Green.

The top-seeded Bucs captured their opener on Friday against fifth-seeded Central Private, 71-51, as Kenny Robertson had a huge night.

Robertson scored 27 points, including a 3-pointer, and he hit all six of his free-throw attempts.

Robertson was one of three Buccaneers to hit double figures.

Connor Comeaux posted 16 points and drained four 3-pointers.

Austin Reedy posted 12 points and was successful twice from beyond the arc.

Jonathan Smith and Demarcus Fland posted six each while Lync Sharp had five in the victory. Sharp hit a 3-pointer.

The win put the Bucs in Saturday’s championship game.

Robertson topped his scoring output from Friday in the title game by putting up 41 points in a 62-55 victory over third-seeded Silliman Institute.

Robertson also had another solid contest from the free-throw line. He hit 13-of-14 in a big night.

Robertson’s 41 points was his career high and it was this season’s high individual point total for the Buccaneers.

Reedy and Fland had six points each while Sharp and Smith posted four each and Comeaux added two in the District 5AAA championship game.

Second-seeded Ben’s Ford Christian School began play Friday in the tournament, but lost to third-seeded Silliman, 59-53.

Cameron Byrd scored 13 points, grabbed a rebound and dished out an assist.

Kameron Underwood posted 13 points and eight boards.

Jeremiah Slocum had 12 points, three boards an assist and a steal.

C.J. McClelland had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds to go with two assists, a steal and a blocked shot.

Seth Schilling recorded two points, a board, a steal and a blocked shot.

Tyler Winstead tallied two points, three rebounds and an assist.

Gage Tervalon added a point, five boards, an assist and a steal.

In Saturday’s game, the Eagles defeated fifth-seeded Central Private, 56-49.

Slocum had a big game for the Eagles, posting 24 points to finish as their leading scorer. Slocum also grabbed a rebound, dished out three assists and made a steal.

Byrd tallied 12 points to go with three rebounds, three assists and four steals.

McClelland recorded a double-double, scoring 10 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. He also dished out two assists and made a steal.

Underwood posted seven points, eight boards, an assist and two blocked shots.

Winstead had two points, three rebounds, an assist, a steal and two blocks.

Schilling added a point and a rebound.

Kevin Simmons grabbed one rebound.

Six local players were named to the all-tournament team.

Comeaux, Reedy, Robertson and Smith were all-tournament players for Bowling Green. Ben’s Ford’s all-tournament players were McClelland and Slocum.

Both teams advance to the South AAA Basketball Tournament.