The Meade Buffaloes boys basketball team opened the 2018 Cimarron Invitational on a high note Monday night, beating the Satanta Indians 76-46.

It was a different test for the team, Satanta head coach Tim Dusin said.

“They bring a smaller lineup against us,” Dusin said. “They’re smaller and quicker and they shoot it really aggressively.”

Ultimately, he said the Buffaloes basically outran the Indians. They also forced a lot of turnovers and were stronger on the boards.

Dusin said the team will try and just keep getting better every game as it finishes out it appearances in the tournament.

Meade was most dominant in the third quarter Monday night, outscoring Satanta 22-6 in the quarter. They were also a combined 8 of 8 from the free-throw line.

They were led by both sophomores Vanace Shewey and Hunter Davis-HM, who each scored 24 points. Both were also perfect from the free-throw line, with Shewey going 1 of 1 and Davis going 5 of 5.

Junior Preston Woodruff also played well, scoring 13 points and hitting 2 of 2 from the charity stripe. Senior Garrett Gillum finished with 11 points.

For the Indians, senior Gabriel Salas had a team-high 14 points. Both junior Alan Olivas and sophomore Angel Manriquez had seven points, and junior Houston Friend had six points.

Meade is scheduled to play again in the tournament at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the high school’s main gym, where they will face the winner of Tuesday night’s game between Cimarron and Moscow.

Satanta is scheduled to play again in the tournament at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the auxiliary gym, where they will face the losing team of the same game.