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Buffalo girls fall to Newcastle in regional tournament

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Buffalo High School’s varsity girls basketball team hosted this year’s Northeast regional tournament, featuring four teams: Thermopolis, Newcastle, Douglas and Buffalo. Buffalo took on Newcastle for their first match of the tournament. With a strong second half Buffalo came from behind to tie the game, sending the teams into double overtime where Buffalo lost in the final seconds to end their season. 

Cassidy Bessler stretches to steal a rebound

Buffalo High School freshman Cassidy Bessler stretches to steal a rebound from senior Mercedes Voelker on Thursday at BHS. Newcastle recovered the ball.

Danica Boyce jumps for two against Newcastle sophomore Hunter McFarland

Buffalo High School junior Danica Boyce jumps for two against Newcastle sophomore Hunter McFarland on Thursday at BHS. Boyce was fouled on the shot, sending her to the free throw line.

Buffalo girls showed off temporary tattoos

In celebration of the tournament, the Buffalo varsity girls team all showed off temporary buffalo tattoos on their arms on Thursday at BHS.

Cantrell Rosalez dribbles down court during the first quarter

Buffalo High School sophomore Cantrell Rosalez dribbles down court during the first quarter on Thursday at BHS. Rosalez

Lexi Rule jumps for a layup

Buffalo High School junior Lexi Rule jumps for a layup on Thursday at BHS.

"Queen of the Court" posters and basketball graphics

"Queen of the Court" posters and basketball graphics decorate the lockers in the locker room on Thursday at BHS. The team decorated the locker room with balloons and streamers for the tournament.

Tess Rule listens to head coach Michelle Dahlberg

Buffalo High School freshman Tess Rule listens to head coach Michelle Dahlberg before returning to the court for the second half against Newcastle on Thursday at BHS.

The team listens to Keith Leppert during halftime

Buffalo High School's varsity team listens to assistant coach Keith Leppert during half time on Thursday at BHS. Buffalo was down 26-15 at the first half.

Michelle Dahlberg yells and claps after Buffalo scored

Buffalo High School head coach Michelle Dahlberg yells and claps after Buffalo scored in the fourth quarter on Thursday at BHS. Buffalo caught up in the fourth quarter to tie the game 43-43.

Danica Boyce attempts to push through two Newcastle defenders

Buffalo High School junior Danica Boyce attempts to push through two Newcastle defenders on her way to the basket on Thursday at BHS. Boyce made the shot and was fouled on the play, helping to close the score gap.

Tess Rule jumps for two after rebounding the ball

Buffalo High School freshman Tess Rule jumps for two after rebounding the ball on Thursday at BHS. Rule was one of five Buffalo girls to foul out before the game ended.

Kendall Tietjen dribbles

Buffalo High School junior Kendall Tietjen dribbles around a Newcastle defender on her way to the basket on Thursday at BHS. Tietjen finished the game with seven points.

Kendall Tietjen jumps and waves her arms

Buffalo High School junior Kendall Tietjen jumps and waves her arms to attempt a blocked throw in on Thursday while a defender points to a different player under the basket. 

Danica Boyce laughs with her teammates

Buffalo High School junior Danica Boyce laughs with her teammates after being fouled and sent to the 3-point line on Thursday at BHS. Boyce scored successfully made six free throws during the game.

Danica Boyce pushes under two Newcastle defenders

Buffalo High School junior Danica Boyce pushes under two Newcastle defenders before taking a shot on Thursday at BHS. Boyce was Buffalo's top scorer during the tournament game.

Ava Wagner dives

Buffalo High School sophomore Ava Wagner dives to knock a Newcastle ball out of bounds on Thursday at BHS. The ball was sent out of bounds, the two landed on the ground and Ava Wagner received her fifth foul of the game to send her out of the game.

Buffalo flew off the bench in celebration of BHS points

Buffalo flew off the bench in celebration of BHS points on Thursday at BHS. Buffalo increased their score to decrease the deficit to 60-58 in overtime.

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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