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Buffalo boys basketball hosts Sheridan for tournament opener

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Coy Johnson pushes through Sheridan defenders Zack Koltiska and Sam Lecholat

Buffalo High School senior Coy Johnson pushes through Sheridan defenders Zack Koltiska, left, and Sam Lecholat on Thursday. Buffalo started the game strong taking an early lead in the first quarter.

Buffalo boys basketball hosted Sheridan for their first game in the Wyoming/Montana Border Wars Tournament on Thursday evening, Jan. 7, 2021. Buffalo boys hosted all three of their games in the tournament while the girls traveled to Sheridan for their first game. Buffalo ultimately fell to the Broncs 63-45 to lose the first game of the tournament. 

Taylor Swanston leans around Sheridan defender Sam Lecholat

Buffalo High School senior Taylor Swanston leans around Sheridan defender Sam Lecholat during the first quarter on Thursday. finished the game with only two fouls.

Calvin Rule dives to receive a pass under the basket

Buffalo High School senior Calvin Rule dives to receive a pass under the basket on Thursday. Calvin saved the ball to maintain the Bison possession.

Madison Bartlett joins the rest of the squad

Junior cheerleader Madison Bartlett joins the rest of the squad in cheering during between the third and fourth quarters on Thursday. The cheerleading team is preparing for the state tournament that is to be held at the end of January.

Eli Patterson leaps over Sheridan junior Alex Sanders

Buffalo High School freshman Eli Patterson leaps over Sheridan junior Alex Sanders to receive a throw in pass on Thursday. Patterson scored during which he was fouled to again from the free throw line.

Hyrum Hatch jumps for a layup

Buffalo High School senior Hyrum Hatch jumps for a layup on Thursday. Hatch scored the layup and a total of six points in the first half.

Anna Briscoe reads her music from the front of the stands

Pep band freshman Anna Briscoe reads her music from the front of the stands playing the base drum on Thursday. Percussionists were required to wear their masks where as other members of the band could take them off when necessary to play.

Jordan Hunt joins the band in their half time performance

Pep band senior Jordan Hunt joins the band in their half time performance on Thursday. Hunt plays the tenor saxophone.

Calvin Rule stretches in an attempt to steal the ball

Buffalo High School senior Calvin Rule stretches in an attempt to steal the ball back after a Sheridan rebound by senior Zach Koltiska on Thursday. Sheridan maintained the rebound to return the ball down court.

Eli Patterson stretches to snag a pass before it goes out of bounds

Buffalo High School freshman Eli Patterson stretches to snag a pass before it goes out of bounds despite the defense of Sheridan junior Alex Sanders on Thursday. The ball was recovered and Buffalo scored on the possession.

Frank Sinclair rebounds a missed shot

Sheridan junior Frank Sinclair rebounds a missed shot despite the surrounding defenders during the third quarter against Buffalo High School on Thursday. Buffalo will host two more games as part of the tournament, one on Friday night and one on Saturday. Buffalo lost the game to Sheridan 45-63.

Hyrum Hatch pushes toward the basket

Buffalo High School senior Hyrum Hatch pushes toward the basket to make a two-point attempt on Thursday. Hyrum was Buffalo’s leading scorer - scoring a total of 18 points, more than double the next highest.

Photojournalist

Jessi Dodge joined the Bulletin as a photojournalist and a Report for America corp member in 2020. If you have ideas or comments, reach out at jessi@buffalobulletin.com.

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