Buffalo High School freshman Cassidy Bessler drives underneath Douglas defender Allyson Fertig to rebound the ball on Friday. There are three freshman who play with varsity: Tess Rule, Cassidy Bessler and Grace Peterson.
Buffalo High School freshman Cassidy Bessler loses the ball after it was knocked out of her hands by Douglas defender Joslin Igo on Friday. Bessler had was in the middle of a full court sprint after stealing the ball back from Douglas.
Buffalo High School cheerleader Zoie Bonczkowski holds up a Bison sign during the team's first performance of their State competition routine at a basketball game on Friday. The performance was in coordination with a song from the pep band.
Buffalo High School junior Kendall Tietjen dribbles down court through Douglas defenders Kamdynn Townsend, right, and Brynn Zwetzig on Friday. Tietjen was Buffalo’s second highest scorer in the game with nine total points.
Buffalo High School freshmen Tess Rule, left, and Grace Peterson dive to save a ball headed out of bounds on Friday. Tess rolled into the wall from her dive and the ball was caught a moment too late, returning it to Douglas’s possession.
Buffalo High School junior Cassie Downare looks for the basket after dribbling underneath the Douglas defender on Friday. Downare was one of several players to join the team on the court in the final quarter of the game.
Left: Assistant coach Farrah Patterson works with Danica Boyce to on how to improve blocking in the second half as Douglas’s coaches and teams leave the locker room to return to the gym on Friday. Right: Buffalo High School junior Danica Boyce boxes out Douglas senior Allyson Fertig on Friday. Fertig was Douglas’s tallest and highest scoring player making defending her a focus of the second half.
Buffalo's girls varsity team hosted Douglas on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 and despite their best efforts was unable to find a win. The girls started strong, chasing a close lead for the majority of the game but ultimately fell short.