Buffalo Boys Basketball Team Surges to 3rd place at 3A State Tourney
Buffalo has been one of the most consistent boys basketball programs in 3A with three state titles in the last 11 years and two, third-place finishes in the last three years. The Bison had their ups and downs in the regular season but got it together in the postseason and a first-round state tournament win over Lyman 50-47. The Bison trailed by as many as 8 points but outscored the Eagles by 5 in the 4th quarter to prevail. Coy Johnson was Buffalo's leading scorer with 17 with Hunter Stone and Eliu Patterson throwing in 11.
In the 3A semi-finals, Buffalo lost to Mountain View 52-47 as they were outscored by 6 in the 4th quarter. The Bison shot just 29% from the field and were led by Johnson with 16. In the 3A consolation round, Buffalo secured 3rd place with a 62-52 win over Lander. The Bison outscored the Tigers 22-9 in the 2nd quarter and received 16 points from Hunter Stone and 15 from Eli Patterson. Buffalo finished the year 16-7.
Coy Johnson was an all-state pick as he averaged 13 points a game and Eli Patterson was also all-state, throwing 11 per contest. Hunter Stone and Calvin Rule earned all-conference designation. Johnson Stone and Rule were seniors but Patterson was just a freshman. Here's a short video of the Bison from the state tournament. Enjoy!