Rachel Nill answered with a jump shot with 1:50 remaining to give the Crusaderettes the lead for good at 49-47. Burdette, a freshman, missed two free throws with 9.5 seconds to go that would have tied the game. Parkersburg Catholic's Leah Hughes, who scored seven of her nine points in the fourth, set the final score by knocking down a pair of foul shots with eight seconds left.
Maddie Roedersheimer scored 15 points and landed nine rebounds for Parkersburg Catholic while Hughes contributed 12 boards and four steals.
"Our girls made a concerted effort at halftime to make sure they weren't coming out of here with a loss,'' said Parkersburg Catholic coach Marty Vierheller, whose squad turned the ball over 14 times in the first half and only three times in the second half. "I think it boiled down to we concentrated so much better in the second half. We did some things that made life on ourselves much more difficult.
"You're playing a team that's very capable and [Buffalo] went out and busted us in the mouth in the first half.''
Paige Roush's 11 points paced Buffalo, while Bailey finished with eight points and Olivia Dunn had six points and six boards.
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