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Bison drop two games in tourney

Carlisle’s Nick Schafer fights for a loose ball with a player from Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School during the first round of the Bison Holiday Hoops Classic on Friday at Bison Arena. (Photo by Mark Buffalo)Buy Photo
Carlisle’s Nick Schafer fights for a loose ball with a player from Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School during the first round of the Bison Holiday Hoops Classic on Friday at Bison Arena. (Photo by Mark Buffalo)

The Carlisle Bison dropped two games in the Bison Holiday Hoops Classic last week.

The Bison lost to Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School 81-61 in the first round on Friday then fell to Perryville 56-30 in the consolation round Saturday night.

Against Lighthouse, the Bison got off to a quick start, leading 12-6 with 2:45 left in the first quarter. The Wolves responded with a 12-0 run to lead 18-12.

Carlisle’s Nick Schafer scored four in a row to make the score 18-16.

After a three-pointer by Lighthouse made the score 21-16, the Bison scored four in a row to cut the deficit to 21-20. Cole Sheets and Schafer scored two each.

The Bison kept it close in the second quarter trailing 28-26 following two free throws by Sheets with 3:17 left.

Lighthouse then scored 10 in a row to lead 38-26 before Carlisle’s Devon Kendrick hit 1 of 2 free throws with 47.1 seconds left to make the score 38-27. The Wolves led 40-28 at halftime.

Schafer led the Bison with 30 points. Brady Mathis had six. Kendrick scored five. Bynden Weems had four. Dominic Castleberry had two while Korbin Burton scored one.

In the loss to Perryville, the Bison trailed 20-11 after one quarter and 31-20 at halftime.

The Mustangs outscored the Bison 19-6 in the third quarter and 6-4 in the fourth quarter.

Schafer led the Bison with 13 points. Weems had eight. Kendrick finished with seven. Castleberry had two.

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