MERCERVILLE, Ohio — The second times no charm.
The South Gallia boys basketball suffered a 50-42 loss to Buffalo this season Friday night in Gallia County. Buffalo also defeated South Gallia on December 8th in Putnam County by a count of 61-43.
The Rebel (3-6) offense was stymied by Buffalo (8-0) early in the game, scoring just two points in the opening quarter. BHS compiled 10 points in the first and led by eight. South Gallia got on track in the second canto, out scoring Buffalo 16-to-9 in the period to cut the Bison lead to just one point at the half.
Buffalo went on a 21-to-12 run after halftime expanding their lead to double-digits headed into the finale. SGHS out scored Buffalo 12-10 over the final eight minutes of play but it was not enough as the Bison took the 50-42 victory.
Kody Lambart led the Rebels with 19 points, including six three-pointers. Brayden Greer hit one three-pointer and scored 13 points, while CJ Johnston finished with four. Gus Slone, Landon Hutchinson and Mikey Wheeler each contributed with two points to round out the South Gallia total.
Levi Jordan led the victors with 14 points, followed by Lathan Goode with 13 and Dylan Rich with nine.
South Gallia shot 9-of-17 (52.9 percent) from the free throw line, while Buffalo was 7-of-13 (53.8 percent).
The Rebels have now lost three straight games, while Buffalo has won all eight of their games.