by Cody Olivas
Mail Staff Writer
The Salida High School boys’ basketball team overcame a slow start to beat Buena Vista 59-41 in its regular-season finale Tuesday at home.
With a full house cheering on both teams, the Spartans didn’t make a basket for the first five minutes of the game, allowing BV to jump out to an 8-0 lead.
After a free throw from junior Myles Godina, junior Elijah Roberts got fouled attempting a 3-pointer and hit all three of his shots from the free-throw line to cut the Demons’ lead in half, 8-4. Sophomore Braden Collins then made the team’s first field goal with just two seconds left in the first.