Bucs drop fourth straight game

Trying to end its current skid, the CVCC men's basketball team lost the lead late against Spartanburg Methodist, and eventually, lost the game in close fashion, 68-65.

The Bucs loss is their fourth in a row.

CVCC trailed at 36-32 at halftime, but a great offensive effort in the early stages of the quarter allowed them to pull back into the contest.

With 7:00 remaining in the game, free throws by Terrence Polk gave the Bucs (3-5) their first lead of the half, 55-54.

That CVCC lead grew to as many as four, but it quickly whittled down thanks to a persistent rebounding effort by the Pioneers.

Spartanburg Methodist regained the lead with just under a minute remaining with a free throw by David Lighty.

With a chance to tie or take the lead, a long three-point attempt by CVCC failed. The Bucs were forced to foul, which grew the Pioneer lead to 68-65, and a last-second heave by CVCC came up empty.

The Bucs return the court on Saturday, where they travel to face Louisburg College at 3 p.m. CVCC's next home game is next Friday at 7 p.m. against Wytheville Community College.