(New Buffalo, MI) - On Tuesday night, the Bison racked up another blowout victory in boys’ high school basketball. New Buffalo, still ranked third this week in Class D, beat Lake Michigan Catholic at home 84 to 58.
The Bison (15-1) jumped out to a 9-0 lead with help from a blocked shot by Jeremiah Mitchell, who then dribbled the ball in for a 15-foot jump shot. Kaden Parmley followed that spectacular play with a driving lay-up.
New Buffalo went up 14-3 when 6’ 9” Zack Forker off a nice pass down low put the ball off the glass and into the rim. The Bison led 26-10 at the end of the first quarter after Parmley sank two three-point shots, and Mitchell stole the ball and drove in for a lay-up.
The second quarter began with Anthony Anderson catching a flashy pass from Parmley for a lay-up and sinking a free throw after being fouled on the shot. Quickly, the lead grew to 28 points when Mitchell twice stole the ball at half court and drove in for a lay-up.
The Lakers started the third quarter by scoring five unanswered points, which led to a time-out by New Buffalo Head Coach Nate Tripp. Forker and Mitchell, after the time out, triggered a nine-point run for the Bison.
Tripp then gave his bench players quality time for the remainder of the game.
Parley led the Bison with 21 points. Shaw, Lijewski, and Mitchell scored 14, 13, and 12 points, respectively.