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PHOTO GALLERY: Buffalo girls beat Newcastle at Regionals

Tess Rule takes the court

Buffalo High School sophomore Tess Rule takes the court as she and the rest of the BHS starters are announced on Friday afternoon in Burns. This game made for Buffalo’s third match up against Newcastle of this season.

Buffalo High School took on Newcastle High School for the second game of the tournament and won for the first time this season against the repeat opponent. Buffalo took a quick lead with Kendall Tietjen hot from the 3-point line and maintained the lead, ultimately winning 56-41 over Newcastle to advance to the conference championship game. 

Kendall Tietjen lunges to save a ball from going out of bounds

Buffalo High School senior Kendall Tietjen lunges to save a ball from going out of bounds, returning it to a teammate to regain possession on Friday afternoon in Burns. Tietjen started the game hot from the 3-point line, sinking three 3-pointers in the first quarter to build Buffalo energy early in the game.

Cassidy Bessler watches the ball as she moves backward across the court

Buffalo High School sophomore Cassidy Bessler watches the ball as she moves backward across the court with the Newcastle point guard dribble down court on Friday afternoon in Burns. Bessler defended the point guard whenever she was on the court.

Tess Rule lunges around Newcastle junior Shelby Tidyman

Buffalo High School sophomore Tess Rule lunges around Newcastle junior Shelby Tidyman as she moves toward the basket on Friday afternoon in Burns. Rule finished the game with two points, both scored on free throws.

antrell Rosalez launches a shot off from outside the 3-point line

Buffalo High School senior junior Cantrell Rosalez launches a shot off from outside the 3-point line for a buzzer-beater 3-pointer to end the half on Friday afternoon in Burns. With the shot, Buffalo finished the half leading 29-19.

Kendall Tietjen screams in excitement for junior Cantrell Rosalez

Buffalo High School senior Kendall Tietjen screams in excitement as junior Cantrell Rosalez runs into her arms after making a buzzer-beater 3-pointer to end the first half on Friday afternoonin Burns. Buffalo took an early lead in the game and kept it, dominating the first half with a 10-point lead over their Newcastle opponents.

Lexi Rule waves her hands as she defends against Newcastle junior Hunter McFarland

Buffalo High School senior Lexi Rule waves her hands as she defends against Newcastle junior Hunter McFarland on Friday afternoon in Burns. Rule was one of the five starters for Buffalo.

Danica Boyce pops the ball out from under the basket before recovering it

Buffalo High School senior Danica Boyce pops the ball out from under the basket before recovering it and forcing a jump ball on an offensive rebound in the fourth quarter on Friday afternoon in Burns. Boyce finished the game with seven points scored.

Cassie Downare yells in celebration of Buffalo points

Buffalo High School senior Cassie Downare yells in celebration of Buffalo points during the final few minutes of the game against Newcastle on Friday afternoon in Burns. Buffalo beat Newcastle for the first time this season with a dominating 55-41 win to guarantee Buffalo a spot in the state tournament.

Keith Leppert yells to his team in the final minute of the game

Buffalo High School head coach Keith Leppert yells to his team in the final minute of the game to get back and focus on defense on Friday afternoon in Burns. Newcastle scored 16 points in the final quarter but was unable to retake the early lead Buffalo took.

Hannah Qualm laughs with teammate Cantrell Rosalez

Buffalo High School junior Hannah Qualm laughs with teammate Cantrell Rosalez as they celebrate their win over Newcastle on Friday afternoon in Burns. Buffalo won their first two games in the tournament to advance them to the championship game against Douglas on Saturday afternoon.

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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