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Bison Ready for Movie-Like Title Game

(New Buffalo, MI) - The high school gym in New Buffalo tonight could be something out of a Hollywood movie. The New Buffalo Bison boys’ basketball team ranked No. 1 in Class D is playing for the regional championship.


It’s been a long time since the school has had a basketball team make it this far, and they’re facing a team with a coach with five previous state titles. New Buffalo Head Coach Nate Tripp says the game before a packed house and hungry for a win Bison fans has all of the makings of a major box office hit film.


“It’s the biggest game I have ever coached in my life at any sports, any level, and any school. It’s the same for our players,” Tripp said.

Tripp said tonight’s game is also one he and his players imagined for themselves several years ago, and hard work has brought them to his moment.


“This will be a game that I will never forget,” Tripp said.

The Bison are 22-1 and ranked 7th in the nation in scoring. Tri-Unity Christian from Wyoming is 17-6 and ranked No. 30 in Class D. 


Tonight’s regional championship game is 7 p.m. (EST)

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