WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Early miscues and several missed shots again caused the Briarwood Academy Buccaneers to lose in basketball action last Friday night.
The latest loss came at the hands of the Edmund Burke Academy Spartans by a score of 44-25, dropping the Bucs to 0-4 on the season.
Truth be told, the Buccaneers simply were outplayed by a more experienced team. And keep in mind that Briarwood, once again, was without the services of their senior star player Trey Stadler. He hurt his right foot during a playoff football game and hasn't been able to hit the hardwood yet.
Stadler said he expected to return to practice on Wednesday and possibly play in the upcoming weekend games.
Just before the first half ended, the Buccaneers of head coach Bo Fleming had drawn to within seven points of the Spartans. That suddenly changed when the Spartans hit a pair of 3-pointers that later saw them jump out to a 27-13 lead by halftime.
In the second half, things continued to get worse for Briarwood.
The Bucs were led in scoring by senior forward Thomas Lynam with 8 points. He was followed by Ryan Nelson with 6, Dalton Reese, 6, Blake Sowell, 3 and Tyler Daniels, 2.
Briarwood suffered two other losses last week.
They lost 53-37 on Nov. 30 to West Christian Academy and 75-34 to the Curtis Baptist Crusaders on Dec. 1.
In the game against West Christian Academy, Reese led the Bucs with 9 points. Other Briarwood players scoring in that game included: Lynam, 6, Sowell, 5, Ryan Pritchett, 4, Carson Wiley, 3, Andrew Coxwell, 2, Steven Gunn, 2 and Tyler Edwards, 2.
Against Curtis Baptist, Briarwood's Reese scored 13 points. Lynam scored 6, followed by Nelson, 4, Sowell, 4, Daniels, 2, Gunn, 3, and Pritchett, 2.