The Buffalo Bison came up two points short to the top-seeded Maple Grove Crimson in the the 8AAAA Section Final game last night, March 12. The game ended with the team protesting a questionable call at the buzzer.
In his last high school career game, Matthew Willert scored his 2,000th point with a step back three-pointer and set Buffalo High School’s all time scoring record as the only player in BHS history to score over 2,000 points.
The Bison had an eight-point lead with 13:35 left to play, but the Crimson came back and stayed neck and neck for the rest of the game. The game was tied up 44-44 with 4:44 left in the second half when the Crimson started to pull away.
The Bison fought until the end but fell short to the Crimson 54-52. Seniors Matthew Willert and Brandon Maatz scored combined total of 44 points for the Bison (Willert with 30 and Maatz with 14).
Photo by Connor Ehlers