HASKELL — It was viewed by some as a going-away party, marking the final night of basketball in Haskell’s Tee Pee, with struggling Cross Plains serving as the sacrificial lamb.
Someone forgot to give the Buffaloes the memo.
Instead, Tuesday’s District 8-2A matchup saw the Buffs crash the party and nearly send the Tee Pee (opened in 1956) off on a losing note. Haskell hung on for a 50-46 win, but not before Cross Plains rallied from deficits of 15-8 in the first half and 40-23 in the second.
Cutter Medford scored 21 points and Landry Olson added 11 more to lead Haskell (13-19, 7-3), which saw a 17-point third-quarter lead whittled to five by the 2:05 mark of the fourth.
Casen Conlee and Caleb Hernandez led the way for Cross Plains, which finished its season at 6-20 and 2-8.