The Buffalo High School Bison freshman boys basketball team went 1-2 in the inaugural Montana/Wyoming Border War tournament this weekend.
“Overall, I was pleased with the boys' effort this weekend,” said coach Aaron Mines. “Being completely outsized all three games, and coming out the way we did was impressive, playing two of the top basketball schools in Montana and a top 4A school in Wyoming.”
Against Sheridan High School on Thursday night, the Bison took a tough loss 54-49. Kadon Boyce led the team with 20 points; Colson Myers had 11.
On Friday, the Bison put Laurel, Montana, away 59-39. Boyce again led the team in scoring with 17. Lane Boden had 12 points and Kai Peters dropped in 11.
Mines said the team’s defense put tons of pressure on the Laurel guards.
“Those guards didn’t want anything to do with the ball, and that was all credit to the work we put in last week,” Mines said.
On Saturday, the Bison played a tough Billings Central team. Billings Central is a perennial powerhouse in Montana basketball, and it showed Saturday as Billings bested Buffalo 62-39.
Myers had 14 points in the contest, followed by Peters with nine.
“If we can come out and play the same way against our conference competition, I think we are going to give some teams some problems, especially on the defensive side,” Mines said. “One thing we really need to key in on is not giving other teams second and third opportunities at scoring. That was really our only downfall versus Billings.”