Mississinawa Valley played the Buccs close throughout the first half. After one quarter of play, the game was tied at 12. The Buccs managed to get things going in the second period but the Blackhawks remained right on their heals. The Buccs went into the locker room with a 2 point lead at 27-25.
In the second half, the Buccs began to control the game. Led by Jason Meyer, the Buccs pushed their lead to double-digits in the third period. Mississinawa was living by the 3-point basket which kept them within striking distance but didn't keep the Buccs from gradually increasing their lead. At the end of the third period the Buccs held a 46-36 lead.
The Buccs continued to increase their lead in the fourth. Jason Meyer and company outscored the Blackhakws 24-18 in the period to walk away with a 70-54 win.
On the night for the Buccs, Jason Meyer led all scorers with 33 points and pulled down 17 rebounds. Meyer also shot over 60 percent for the game. Jerod Meyer and Bert Roeth chipped in 10 points each. The Buccs shot 55 percent from two-point range and 36 percent from three-point range. They went to the line 17 times and made good on 11 shots.
Mississinawa threw up 21 out of 51 shots from three-point land and sank a respectable 43 percent from long range. Their downfall was from inside the arch as they only shout 37 percent, making only 11 out of 30 shots from two-point range.
Next the Buccs travel to Miami East to battle the Miami East Vikings who have become a state power the past few years.