The Meade Buffaloes boys basketball team never trailed in their game against the Bucklin Red Aces, winning 68-40 Saturday in their final game of the Cimarron Invitational.

“Bucklin is a talented young team, so this is a good win for us,” Buffaloes head coach Aaron Dardis said. “I thought we executed our press well. Seems to be that’ll be a strength and something we’re going to rely on this season.”

The team started off the Cimarron Invitational with a 45-35 loss to the Moscow Wildcats last week, but then bounced back with a 60-27 win over Satanta followed by Saturday’s 28-point victory.

“We started the tournament with a disappointing loss to Moscow but to the kids’ credit, (they) came back to work at practice, focused on improving and we’ve had two good games to finish out the tournament,” Dardis said.

That doesn’t leave the team in a bad place so far this season, Dardis said.

“The past two games have given us confidence,” Dardis said. “We’ve played well, and going into the last week before break we will have two difficult opponents; in a rival in Cimarron who’s very talented and then going to Wichita County. So it’s going  to be difficult week, but it’s nice to have a couple wins and get our confidence up, and we look forward to next week.

Next up for the team will be home game Tuesday at 4:45 p.m, when the Buffaloes host the Cimarron Bluejays.