The Buccaneers Men’s Basketball ball team rallied in the second half to tie the game to come up just short in the OT and lose to the #1 Louisburg College Hurricanes 96-90. The Bucs were led by Sophomores Anthony Hilliard and Preston Earle who scored a combined 47 points with Hilliard scoring 26 and Earle with 21. Freshman Josh McClain added 12 points in the effort while Freshman Rashawn Edwards grabbed 12 boards.

The Bucs were trailing the Hurricanes 39-44 after the first half but rallied in the second half outscoring the Hurricanes 45-38 in the second half to tie the game at 84 at the end of regulation. The overtime period saw action back and forth but after a Bucs turnover the Hurricanes were able to score 4 straight free throws that locked up the game for the Hurricanes.

The Bucs are now 13-7 on the season with a 3-3 conference record. The Bucs will return home this Tuesday, January 29th to take on Rockingham CC at 7:00pm.