(Buffalo, Wyo.) This past Thursday through Saturday found our Buffalo Bison and Lady Bison, along with Sheridan Broncs in battles on the court for the State Championships, held in Casper.
Thursday afternoon, the Lady Bison Took on Lyman, winning 58-53 and moving them onto the semi finals Friday. Friday evening, the Lady Bison again took the court by storm pulling out yet another win against Star Valley, 37-34. This second win sent the Lady Bison into Saturday facing off against Douglas for the State Championship. Unfortunately, the girls were defeated by Douglas with a final score of 63-52. The Lady Bison had a great season, ending it with taking 2nd place at the State Tournament.
The Bison had a late game Thursday night, not beginning till 9PM. They took the court against Lander. Although the Bison seemed a bit off their game, they ended up pulling out a win, 59-42. Moving into the semi finals on Friday, the bison faced off against Riverton in yet another late game. The team seemed to move as one well oil machine in this game and won 68-47. This win had the Bison playing for the State Championship on Saturday against Cody. This game proved to be a real nail biter as it went into double overtime. The fans held on to the edge of their seats, holding their breath and waiting while the Bison again took the lead, winning the state Championship against Cody 81-72.
The Sheridan Broncs found themselves taking the court against Rock Springs Thursday afternoon in a fast pace game, ending with the Broncs winning, 73-64. Friday found the boys in the semi finals against Kelly Walsh. Yet another fast paced game which went into overtime with the Broncs pulling out the win, 55-44 and sending them into Saturday to fight for the State 4A Championship. Saturday, the Broncs faced off against their biggest rival, Gillette. The nail biter of a game ended, 71-61 in Gillette’s favor and sending the Broncs home with the 2nd Place 4A title.
The fans all agree that this has been an exciting basketball season and many of them are already ready to do it all over again.