ASHTON, W.Va. — Effective use of the three-point line by each team leads to a 73-53 Buffalo victory Tuesday night.
The Bison earned their third straight victory while connecting on nine three-pointers. Hannan made eight three’s but fell for the eighth straight game.
The Bison (12-1) had just a two point lead at the end of the first period after out scoring Hannan (2-13) 11-to-9. Buffalo open up the game in the second quarter, out scoring the Wildcats by 15 en route to 34-17 halftime advantage.
Buffalo added nine to its lead in the third period, out scoring HHS 20-to-11 over eight minutes. Hannan rallied for 25 points in the final period but the Bison scored 19 to seal the 73-53 victory.
Tyler Burns led the Wildcats with 18 points on the night, including four three-pointers. Paul Holley scored 11 points, Kade McCoy chipped in with nine, and Tyler Jenkins added seven. Brad Fannin finished with five points, while Daniel Black rounded out the HHS scoring with two points.
Hannan shot 7-of-11 from the free throw line for 63.6 percent.
The Bison were led by Levi Jordan with a game-high 29 points, followed by Laythan Good with 13 and Isaiah Robinson with 11.
Buffalo’s lone loss this season came on January 10th by a count of 53-46 at Charleston Catholic.
Hannan will face the Bison again in the season finale on February 19th in Putnam County.