Cougars too much for Buffalos
The Madras White Buffalos boys basketball team played 6A Mountain View on Jan. 4, and lost to the No. 12 ranked Cougars 84-49.
The White Buffalos started the game down 2-6 to the Cougars, but a tough finger roll by Byron Patt and a floater by Derrek Main tied the game at 6-6.
Mountain View went on a quick 6-0 run to advance their lead, but the run was stopped by a made 3-pointer by Chapin Grote.
With the score at 14-10 in favor of the Cougars, a defensive battle took place in the last two minutes of the first quarter and neither team scored. The Buffs went into the second quarter down 14-10.
Mountain View scored first in the second quarter, but a three by Patt kept the Buffs in the game, down 16-13.
A series of fast-break points and lay-ins helped the Cougars go on a 16-0 run. Patt was able to hit a 3-pointer to stop the bleeding and make the score 32-16.
Dylan Heath was able to score for the Buffs and make the score 38-18, but those were the last points Madras could score in the second quarter.
Mountain View outscored Madras 32-8 in the second quarter and took a 46-18 lead heading into halftime.
Kahne Herkshan was able to use his size for a putback to start the second half, but the Cougars went on another run, this time an 8-0 run. It was stopped by a pair of free throws by Donnie Bagley.
A few plays later, the score was 58-22 in favor of the Cougs, before Herkshan hit a deep 3-pointer, making the score 58-25.
In the last second on the third quarter, Kobey Jorgensen was able to steal the ball at half court and sprint for a last second lay-in right before the buzzer.
The White Buffalos went into the fourth quarter down 73-34.
Madras was able to outscore Mountain View 15-11 in the fourth quarter, but lost to the 6A Cougars 84-49.
Patt was the only White Buffalo in double digits with 20 points. He made four of the six 3-pointer made for the Buffs. Bagley was the next in scoring with 6 points and Herkshan added five.
The White Buffalos are back to playing 4A teams, as they play the No. 10 ranked Valley Catholic at home on Friday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m.