Bobcats take down Yellow Jackets

Published 6:47 pm Monday, January 21, 2019

The Bogue Chitto Bobcats (5-16, 1-2) snapped a four-game losing streak on Friday night and picked up their first Region 7-2A win of the season with a 56-45 victory over Enterprise (4-13, 0-4).

Bogue Chitto’s defense caused havoc all night for Enterprise, as they were able to force turnovers. Enterprise fought all game long to stay in the game, cutting the BC lead to four points late in the third period before the Bobcats held them off over the final quarter.

“We played good man to man defense,” Bobcats Damarcus Godbolt said. “We were sloppy with turnovers on offense with our passing. We had guys come in and hit good shots.”

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With the first four minutes gone in the first, Enterprise had built an 8-3 lead.

Bogue Chitto fought hard to keep the game close, as they were down just one point, 10-9, with two minutes left in the first quarter.

The Bobcats would take the lead at the free throw-line, as Cameron Gladdens made both of his charity shots.

Bogue Chitto led 18-10 heading into the second quarter.

Playing from behind, Enterprise slowly started to chip away at the Bobcats lead.

Bogue Chitto went into halftime leading 30-25 and were up 42-31 after three quarters.

Down 48-42 with just a minute left, Enterprise started intentionally fouling, in hopes to pull out a comeback.

Enterprise wasn’t able to pull the comeback as time ran out on them.

“I thought the boys did a good job fighting to stay in the game,” Enterprise coach Shane Adams said. “We just couldn’t make all our shots. Bogue Chitto made the needed shots at the end to pick up the win.”

Zach Upkins led the Bobcats with 16 points and Godbolt netted 13 points. Gladdens scored seven points while Markee Magee and Antonio Lang scored six points apiece. Lincoln Collins made five points and Josh Thomas had two points for BC. Tristan Buffington finished the Bobcats scoring with one point.

Austin Fugler led the Yellow Jackets with 15 points and Taylor Presley netted 10 points. Hib Johnson scored nine points and Dylan Carter made five points. Jalon Grinstead made four points and Wyatt Burns finished the scoring for Enterprise with two points.

Enterprise hosts Pisgah tonight and Bogue Chitto travels to West Lincoln.

Story by Dave Linton