Buffs, Lady Buffs fall short in district finals

Alexis Kiser.

Floyd County High School’s Buffaloes and Lady Buffaloes ran into the top-ranked teams of Three Rivers District Thursday night for tournament finals. The boys lost 61-29 and the girls went down 51-25, but both teams had already qualified for regional tournament spots and remain in contention for post-season action.

In Hillsville, the Lady Buffaloes found themselves down 15-6 in the first quarter and managed only three points in the second for a half-time score of 29-9.

The Cavaliers held the normally high-scoring Alexis Kiser to just eight points and that total led the team.

The girls head into regional round play at home Monday night against James River.

In Radford, the Buffaloes fell behind 18-4 by the end of the first quarter, but outscored the Bobcats 15-14 in the second for a halftime score of 33-19. Radford came out strong in the third, scoring 18 points in the third quarter and 10 in the last period while the Buffaloes managed just 9 for the all of the second half.

Noah Bolt and Tanyan Supthin scored 10 points each, accounting for 20 of the team’s final 29 with Cayden Suptphin providing seven of those.

Floyd opens regional play travels to Fort Chiswell Monday night for its opening regional round and the winner of that game faces Radford on their home turf again on Tuesday.

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