BUFFALO, W.Va. — A late stampede.
Buffalo made a 22-11 fourth quarter charge, allowed the Bison to open their home season in style Tuesday night following a 78-62 victory over the South Gallia boys basketball team in a non-conference matchup in Putnam County.
The visiting Rebels (3-1) suffered their first setback of the young season, despite a solid start and an 18-17 edge after eight minutes of play. The Bison, however, countered with a 22-16 surge, allowing the hosts to secure a 39-34 cushion entering the break.
Both teams traded 17 points apiece in the third canto for a 56-51 contest, and BHS went on a 2-for-1 spurt the rest of the way — allowing Buffalo (1-1) to claim its first victory of the season.
The Rebels had four players reach double figures, with Ethan Spurlock leading the way with 13 points. Gus Slone and Ethan Swain both contributed 11 points apiece, while Brayden Greer added 10 markers.
Mikey Wheeler was next with six points, followed by Joseph Ehman and Chris Johnson with four and three points respectively. Jared Calhoun and Eli Fraley rounded out the scoring with two points each.
SGHS was just 2-of-6 at the free throw line for 33 percent, while the hosts were 25-of-29 at the charity stripe for 86 percent.
Laythen Good paced Buffalo with a game-high 20 points, followed by Austin Moore with 13 points and Isaiah Robinson with 12 markers. Bradley Harris and Aaron Lewis also contributed 11 and 10 points, respectively, to the winning cause.