Warsaw Tames Buffalo Bisons

Johnie J. Logue
Enterprise Staff
It was a game with some 12 lead changes, seven in the first quarter but a poor third quarter by Buffalo allowed the Warsaw Wildcats to break open a close game. The home win on Tuesday night of 71-62 put the Wildcats at 6-3 on the season.
In a high scoring first quarter with Warsaw leading 22-20 that Buffalo probably didn’t do their homework as Matt Luebbert had ten after one and 19 at half. He would have 35 with some four minutes to play but missed a couple of free throws and never scored again.
While Luebbert was showing his athletic skills, Logan Davis was running the floor and the offense Davis had 21 points on the night. Buffalo pressed sparingly. Teams that have beaten Warsaw have used the press as their main weapon over the past three years.
It was tied 34-34 at the half and the fouls had Buffalo in the lead at 11-5. Buffalo had an balanced attack with four players in double figures.
Warsaw led 55-38 after thee. However, Buffalo would make a run behind the three point shooting  of Freshmen Bode Abraham and Jospeh Pons to cut the lead to eight at 70-62. Layton Moody made a great play by stealing the ball from Luebbert and hitting his open team mate for a quick score.
Luebbert would pick up his fourth foul but Warsaw had matters well in hand.
Cole Branson, Warsaw’s 6’5 center, was ill. He started but played sparingly.
Warsaw scoring was completed by Keegan Glenn with six, Lane Bates with 5 and Trey Palmer with four.