A last-second layup by Republic County’s Trevor Allen tied the game at the final buzzer and sent the game into overtime where the Buffaloes outlasted the Meade Buffaloes 64-53 to claim the Class 2a state championship Saturday night at Bramlage Coliseum.
It was Meade only loss of the season.
Republic County senior Trenton Kuhlman led the way with a game-high 30 points. He was 11 of 20 from the field and was a perfect 6 of 6 from the free-throw line. He also nailed a pair of 3-pointers — including one in overtime.
Allen wasn’t far behind with 21 points and nine rebounds.
Meade was led by junior Jett Little with 15 points. Senior Trevin Weins scored 12 points and junior Morgan Davis added 11.
Randy Friesen, who signed to play football at Kansas State next fall, pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds. The senior, who is listed 6-foot-8, 229 pounds, is expected to play defensive end for the Wildcats.
Overall, Republic County outrebounded Meade 37-29 and was 19 of 25 at the free-throw line.
Meade was 10 of 17 from the stripe.