The Bison Boys Basketball team took on Lake Conference rival Eden Prairie last night. A tough battle from the start, with the score continuously going back and forth before the Bison fell to the Eagles 79-69.
This game brought up a huge milestone for Senior Antonio Bluiett. He became the 8th basketball player in Buffalo High School history to surpass 1,000 career points.
Bluiett hit the milestone with a free throw late in the 2nd half. He effortlessly made his shot and the crowd went wild.
“It feels good, but I’m glad it’s over. Don’t have to worry about that anymore,” Bluiett said.
Without a key player, Zach Zrust, the team has been forced to adjust since his injury last week against Hopkins.
“I think we’ve adjusted way more with Zach being hurt,” Senior Will Pool said.
Struggles for the team showed up pretty early as well.
“Guarding their big guy was a struggle, and we had a mismatch down low,” Will Pool said.
“[We] did some uncharacteristic things on defense,” Bluiett said.
The Bison have now lost 3 in a row.
Even with struggles, there were plenty of things going right for the Bison.
“Usually we’re pretty locked in defensively, and I think today we were pretty solid, just had a couple lapses,” Bluiett said.
The Bison are now 10-3 after a tough loss, being back at home Thursday night against Minneapolis Southwest.