Buffaloes take a hard-fought 69-61 win over Auburn

Justin Cundiff driving to add 2 of his 13 points.
Justin Cundiff driving to add 2 of his 13 points.

Floyd County High School’s varsity Buffaloes basketball team, coming off a loss in Pulaski Saturday, fought back against a determined Auburn team Monday at home and won 69-61.

After the lead bounced back and fourth in the first two quarters, Floyd lead by just one point, 27-26 at the half and then outscored Auburn by small margin in the third and fourth quarters to come away with the eight-point win.

Caleb Tanner led scoring with 24 points, Justin Cundiff added 13, Will Cook 10 and Preston Neukirch eight.  Cundiff and Neukirch had two three-point goals each.

The win gives the Buffaloes a 10-2 overall record and a 2-0 in the district.

In a day with four games on the schedule at FCHS, the Floyd teams went 4 for 4 with the JV Buffaloes winning along with both boys and girls eighth-grade teams.

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