Salina, KS

Now: 84 °

Currently: Clouds

Hi: 85 ° | Lo: 68 °

Cowboys Outlast Buhler and Advance to Sub-State Final!

Trent SanchezFebruary 27, 2019

The Abilene Cowboys held on for a 41-39 victory over the Buhler Crusaders, Wednesday night, in the opening round of sub-state in Abilene.  Abilene led by as many as 13 points in the 2nd quarter but watched their lead shrink to just one in the 4th.

Abilene led 26-24 at halftime and 33-23 as the two teams entered the 4th quarter.  Buhler outscored Abilene 16-8 in the 4th and got back into the game with 3-point shooting.  The Cowboys also hurt themselves with poor shooting at the free-throw line.  The Cowboys were just 6-13 at the line and 0-4 in the final quarter. The Crusaders connected on 8-27 3-pointers in the game and six of those 3-pointers came in the second half.  Buhler Junior, Drake Dick did most of the damage.  He finished with a game high 16 points and made 5, 3-pointers, with three of those over the last two quarters.  It was a 3-pointer by Freshman, Isaiah Hernandez that cut the Abilene lead to 39-38, with 3:13 to play in the game.  The Cowboys would shut out the Crusaders the rest of the way and got a bucket from Senior, Tim Barbierri with 1:09 to play to give Abilene a three point win.  Barbierri led Abilene in scoring with 11 points and finished with 13 rebounds.  He stepped up with Senior, Preston Boyd side-lined with an injury.  He is expected to play Friday night. The Cowboys also got a solid night from Senior, James Mayden.  He scored all 9 of his points in the first quarter and helped Abilene jump out to a 14-6 lead at the end of the opening quarter.

(3) Abilene will play (6) Augusta Friday night at 7 PM at Abilene High School, with a birth to state on the line.  The Orioles defeated Abilene 68-55 in Augusta on December 7th.  Augusta defeated (11)Clearwater 64-46 Wednesday night.

Copyright © Meridian Media, 2022. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Meridian Media’s express consent.





Average Kansas Gas Price ...
July 1, 2022Comments
Algae Prompts 16 Health A...
July 1, 2022Comments
McPherson Daycare Provide...
June 30, 2022Comments
UPDATE: Pedestrian Killed...
June 30, 2022Comments


Read all tweets