BUFFALO, W.Va. — A rough weekend for the Rebels.
A night after losing their home home opener the South Gallia boys basketball team fell to Buffalo 61-43 in the Bison season opener in Putnam County.
Buffalo (1-0) began the game on a 19-8 run in the opening stanza and followed with a 15-10 run in the second period. South Gallia (1-3) trailed by 16 at halftime.
After the break the Bison went on a 15-11 spurt t extend their lead to 49-29 headed into the finale. SGHS out scored Buffalo 14-12 over the final eight minutes of the contest but lost 61-43.
The Rebels were led by Brayden Greer with 11 points on the night, followed by Gus Slone and Kody Lambart with eight points apiece. Landon Hutchinson finished with seven points, Alex Stapleton finished with four, while C.J. Johnston had three. Mikey Wheeler and Ethan Swain each notched one point to round out the SGHS scoring.
Levi Jordan led the Bison with 15 points, while Dylan Rich had 11. Laythen Good and Bradley Harris were also in double figures for BHS with 10 points apiece.
Buffalo held a 55-30 rebounding advantage over South Gallia on the night. SGHS committed 24 turnovers on the night, eight more the 16 committed by Buffalo. The Rebels shot 13-of-46 (28.3 percent) from the field, 3-of-19 (15.8 percent) from beyond the arc and 14-of-22 (63.6 percent) from the charity stripe. Buffalo went 24-of-73 (32.9 percent) from the field, 4-of-22 from three-point range (18.2 percent) and 9-of-11 (81.8 percent) from the free throw line in the triumph.
These teams will square off once more this season, on January 4th when Buffalo travels to Mercerville.