Basketball: Miss. 8 champ Buffalo stymies Royal boys 55-43

The Buffalo Bison wrapped up the Missisippi 8 championship with a 55-43 conquest of the Rogers Royals on Friday evening in Rogers.

In their 15th straight win, the Bison were led by Collin Olmscheid with 20 points and Levi Bean with 14.

The Bison (12-0 conference, 19-5 overall) held Rogers’ standout 6-9 center Cole Murray to six points. Lance Lendl and Joey Simpson with nine each were high scorers for the Royals (4-8 conference, 9-14 overall).

Rogers will play at St. Michael-Albertville on Tuesday.

Rogers scoring —Gunnar Bloom 6 (6 reb, 5 stl), Lance Lendl 9 (7 reb), Joey Simpson 9, Nate Hajder 3, Sawyer Thompson 8, Cole Murray 6 (7 reb), Coby Stoe 2 (4 ast)