Hutchinson kept up with Dodge in the first quarter and only trailed 12-11 after one.
The Demons went on an 11-3 run to end the first half and took a 40-32 advantage into the locker room.
The Salthawks struggled to score in the third. Dodge City took full advantage of the drought with a 62-48 lead.
Hutchinson closed the gap in the fourth, but it was too little too late as the Demons won 79-72.
Coach Ted Webster commented on the teams that Hutchinson will face in the weekend tournament:
Hutchinson High School faces Derby High School in Dodge City on Friday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m.