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PHOTO GALLERY: Buffalo travels to Burns for Regional Tournament win

Eli Patterson dives across the court to steal

Buffalo High School sophomore Eli Patterson dives across the court to steal the ball away from Burns senior Luke Lerwick on Thursday afternoon in Burns. Buffalo made a number of steals throughout the game to regain possession.

Buffalo High School's varsity boys basketball team traveled to Burns to compete in the East regional tournament in anticipation of the upcoming state tournament. Buffalo's first opponent was home team Burns. Buffalo took a quick start to the game and found a lead they were able to maintain. Buffalo ultimately won 45-41 to take home their first win of the post season. 

Nate Killian high fives his teammates

Buffalo High School senior Nate Killian high fives his teammates as he runs through he tunnels and onto the court during starter announcements on Thursday afternoon in Burns. Killian is one of three seniors who were on the starting lineup during the game.

Jackson Moon stretches to successfully block the shot of Burns senior Caden David

Buffalo High School senior Jackson Moon stretches to successfully block the shot of Burns senior Caden David on Thursday afternoon in Burns. Buffalo regained possession after the missed shot.

Tony Peters balances on his toe

Buffalo High School senior Tony Peters balances on his toe as he throws the ball back to teammate Jackson Moon before flying out of bounds and into the wall on Thursday afternoon in Burns. The ball stayed under Bison control and Buffalo scored on the possession.

Buffalo High School’s girls basketball team screams in celebration

Buffalo High School’s girls basketball team screams in celebration of Buffalo points during the boys first game of the tournament against Burns on Thursday afternoon in Burns. Both teams came to cheer for each other during throughout the tournament with black and gold pom poms and some of the home student section cheers.

Tanner Hart talks with senior Tony Peters

Buffalo High School head coach Tanner Hart talks with senior Tony Peters during a Buffalo free throw on Thursday afternoon in Burns. Buffalo shot 10 free throws in the final quarter - more than the three quarters combined.

Nate Killian leaps over three Burns defenders

Buffalo High School senior Nate Killian leaps over three Burns defenders to take a shot during the third quarter on Thursday afternoon in Burns. Killian finished the game with four points.

Tony Peters braces to hit the ground

Buffalo High School senior Tony Peters braces to hit the ground after knocking the ball away from Burns senior Jackson Kirkbride on Thursday afternoon in Burns. Peters finished the game with two points, both scored on free throws.

Buffalo High School’s bench screams in celebration of a foul

Buffalo High School’s bench screams in celebration of a foul drawn by Eli Patterson and proceeding technical foul that resulted in four free throws for the sophomore on Thursday afternoon in Burns. Patterson made all four free throws adding to his 16 total points in the game.

Cam Johnson stretches high to make a pass

Buffalo High School sophomore Cam Johnson stretches high to make a pass in Burns. Johnson was fouled on the play.

Tanner Hart yells at a ref

Buffalo High School head coach Tanner Hart yells at a ref after one of his players was fouled in the fourth quarter on Thursday afternoon in Burns. Buffalo received the foul call but Hart still talked with the ref after the call.

Eli Patterson swats a 3-point attempt out of the air as it leaves the hands

Buffalo High School sophomore Eli Patterson swats a 3-point attempt out of the air as it leaves the hands of Burns senior Spencer Smith in the final seconds of the game on Thursday afternoon in Burns. Buffalo won 45-41 over Burns to advance in the tournament.

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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