(New Buffalo, MI) - The boys’ basketball team in New Buffalo has moved closer to the top in scoring nationwide.
According to MaxPreps, the Bison are No. 6 in scoring for all schools in the country, averaging 84 points a game.
The Bison (18-1) are also ranked No. 2 in Class D.
Head Coach Nate Tripp said the rankings are fun to talk about, but their eyes remain on the real prize, and that’s winning a state title.
“It’s definitely not a focus for us, but it’s really cool. When you say you’re sixth in the entire nation, obviously, you got to take notice of that, and you go to feel proud. But, it’s certainly not going to put any banners up for us,” Tripp said.
Tripp said being ranked among much larger schools in scoring makes it even more special.
The Bison play their last regular game of the season tonight at home against Bridgman A victory would give New Buffalo the conference title. At the same time, a loss would mean New Buffalo and Bridgman sharing the conference championship.
The Bison defeated Bridgman by 10 points in the regular season.