Bobcats battle to the end in loss against Murphy

By Brian O’Shea, Plateau Daily News

Blue Ridge Early College varsity boys basketball team hosted Murphy on Jan. 17, and lost 73-29.

BREC Eric Puskarich under pressure by Murphy at home.

Despite the scoreboard, the Bobcats fought until the buzzer by calling plays, staying aggressive, and keeping the ball moving.

One last look before BREC Ethan Henson takes off along the baseline to the hoop.

Blue Ridge will hold Senior Night at home on Feb. 7. Senior athletes will be recognized before each game, girls begin at 6 p.m. and boys begin at 7:15 p.m.

From left are BREC Tyler Green and Riley Nicholson jumping for a rebound against Murphy.

BREC Ashtin Zachary takes a shot to the face while driving through the paint.

BREC Manny Magana scopes out Murphy’s defense before calling a play.

BREC Eric Puskarich on a fast break against Murphy.

BREC Tyler Green sinks a 3-pointer from the baseline.

BREC Riley Nicholson doesn’t let up and forces a turnover.

BREC Ashtin Zachary in the mix of things going for a rebound against Murphy.

BREC Manny Magana keeps the ball moving along the perimeter.

BREC Ethan Henson scores 3 from the corner.

BREC Eric Puskarich scores a layup and draws a foul.

BREC Tyler Green sees an open man and fires the ball under the hoop.
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