Floyd County High School’s varsity Buffaloes and Lady Buffaloes dispatched opponents in regional basketball opening rounds of tournament action Monday with massive offensive efforts and strong defense.
The Lady Buffaloes allowed limited James River to just two points in the opening quarter and five Floyd players scored in double digits, led by Peyton Grim with 21 points, followed by Brookyn Hall with 12, Alexis Kiser (11), along with Abby Spence and Madison Harris at 10 apiece.
The Lady Buffs led the Knights by 49-6 at the half and the added 37 more points in the the second half to just 11 from James River for a lopsided victory of 86-19.
Floyd had nine three-point goals to just one for James River.
The win gives the ladies home advantage for the second round Tuesday against Giles.
In Fort Chiswell, Cayden Sutphin hit the basket for 33 points, including five three-pointers, while brother Tanyan added 14 more along with 11 from Kameron Harris as the Buffaloes dispatched Fort Chiswell 75-54.
First-quarter was a tight between the two teams with the Buffaloes leading 16-15 but they poured in 22 points to just 13 from the Pioneers and never looked back.
The Buffaloes scored 10 three pointers but now face top-seeded Radford on their court Tuesday at 5 p.m.