The Buccaneers Men’s Basketball team fell in the semifinal game of the NJCAA Region X/District 6 championship this weekend to #1 Louisburg College by a score of 93-78.

In the first game of the tournament the #4 seeded Bucs faced the #5 seed Lenoir CC on Friday. The Bucs were able to lead the entire game and close out with a 89 – 66 win. The Bucs were led By Sophomore Terrence Polk who logged a double double with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Freshman Josh McClain added 16 points in the win. Sophomores Preston Earle and Anthony Hilliard each logged 13 points in the winning effort. Hilliard added 5 assists to the win.

In the semifinal game on Saturday they Bucs had to face the #1 seed Louisburg College who is also ranked #1 in the nation in the current NJCAA polls. The Bucs had a slow start but battled back to be within 6 points in the second half. But Louisburg was able to convert free throws in the end and take home a 93-78 win.

The Bucs were led by freshman Josh McClain who dropped 24 points. Sophomores Preston Earle and Jalen Cannady each grabbed 7 rebounds and added 14 and 13 points respectively. Sophomore Anthony Hilliard also scored 13 points.

The Bucs finished the season with a 21-11 record the most wins of any Men’s Basketball team in the last 10 years of the program. Sophomores Anthony Hilliard and Preston Earle were named to the All-Region X second team.