Boys Basketball faces tough match against Oxnard


Maddie Marshall

Junior Zane Carter receives his own rebound and attempts to put it back in the net.

Madeline Marshall, Section Editor

Buena and Oxnard boys basketball faced off for the second time during their season. With the limited number of four spectators allowed per player, and the mix of Oxnard and Buena fans throughout the gym, the boys warmed up for their game. The last time these teams faced, Oxnard came away with a close 38-37 win, so a close game was to be expected again.

Buena won the tip off at the beginning of the game, yet Oxnard’s Reese Widerberg was the first to get on the board. Not long after, Buena’s Zane Carter shot a three-pointer and missed, but he recovered and scored on his own rebound. 

“Early in the game we were feeling good” junior Daniel Ortiz said. “We just needed to get some stops on defense.”

The first quarter ended very tight with the score at 18-18. The second quarter opened with a quick turnover to Oxnard who continued to drive through Buena, ending the half 36-22.

Both teams came out of the locker room looking ready to face one another, but right off the bat Oxnard grew their lead over the Bulldogs, ending the third quarter 56-25.

“Keeping up to their pace is a hard thing to do, they’re aggressive and have a team of smart players,” Junior Moses Garman said.

The game against the Yellow Jackets ended in defeat for the Bulldogs, 64-38. Although their season is not over, the Bulldogs are currently 3-3 in league.

“I feel that we can always take better shots, rebound better, and play better defense,” Garman said.