Floyd Count High School’s varsity boys basketball team ran into the Radford Bobcats for the regular season final Friday night.
The result was as expected in a match-up where Radford normally dominates.
For the first half, however, it was a close, hard-fought match with tensions so high inside the Floyd County High School gym that extra county deputies and a Virginia State Trooper arrived to assure calm for the rest of the game.
The Buffaloes played the Bobcats even in the second quarter with 17 points each and Radford led by just four at the break.
Then the third quarter showed why Radford is a winning team, outscoring Floyd 27-13 and cruising to a 71-49 win.
Justin Conduff led Buffalo scoring with 14 points, followed by Evan Davis with 10. Conduff also had two of Floyd’s four three-point goals.
The JV Buffaloes also lost in a closer game: 53-47.
The Buffaloes end the regular season 9-13 but opens conference play Monday night against Giles with a 6 p.m. game at home, weather permitting.
The Lady Buffaloes has a bye in the opening round of conference play but plays at James River High School at Buchanan on Thursday. The opponent depends on the winner in the first found.