BUFFALO, W.Va. - Buffalo's first-round game in the HIT was a hit.
Laythen Good knocked down four 3-pointers and scored 18 points and Levi Jordan added 14 points and five steals Tuesday night as the host Bison rolled to a 77-47 victory over Fayetteville in the opening round of the Hometown Invitational Tournament.
Buffalo (13-1), ranked No. 6 in the state Class A poll, hosts Richwood at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the South Division I semifinals. The Bison won last year's HIT championship in Elkins against East Hardy.
The Bison is off to its best start since it blazed out to a 17-1 record to begin the 2005-06 season and spent a week as the top-ranked team in the state.
"This is kind of a special group,'' said veteran Buffalo coach Chuck Elkins, "because they're not real big kids. They just kind of all play their role and do their thing. Everybody complements everybody and we shoot the ball pretty well and we defend pretty well.
"This is probably the best group I've ever had that plays their roles. They pretty much know their limitations and stay within them.''
Buffalo also ran its record to 7-0 in its new gym and has now won 71 of 85 home games over the last 10 seasons.
The Bison shot out to a 22-9 lead after one quarter on Tuesday, getting four steals that turned into baskets at the other end. Buffalo swiped the ball 13 times in all, many coming out of full-court pressure defense.
Buffalo also sank nine 3-pointers, with Good hitting 4 of 9 and Jordan 3 of 6.