Bison freshman Michaela Lewis turned in nine points and 10 rebounds off the bench while sophomore Olivia Dunn added eight points and junior point guard Paige Roush chipped in six points, five assists and four steals and Allen finished with six points, four assists and four steals.
"I think we'll get better as the season goes along,'' Bailey said. "We have stuff to work on, but I think we did good. Everybody contributed.''
"I thought we played as a team,'' added Cochran, who contributed six points. "Sometimes it got a little jumbled, but it happens. Then we came together and won as a team.''
Buffalo shot just 22 of 85 from the field, including a 6-of-33 effort on 3-pointers, and missed 10 free throws (13 of 23). The Bison, though, forced 49 turnovers and held Greater Beckley to 10-of-36 shooting.
"We understand what it means coming into a brand-new building,'' said Buffalo coach Jamie Ball. "We had a lot of pride. The girls love everything about the building.
"We took a lot of 3s and we missed a lot of 3s. We've shot [better] in practice, but you don't get any kind of game speed. I see all kinds of potential. We get that [3-point] percentage up around 30, 35, 40 percent where we hope to be, I think we'll be all right.''
Kayla Hill's six points paced Greater Beckley and Jana Lehman had 10 rebounds.
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.