HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Hutchinson High Salthawks lost to the Central High Mustangs 61-56 in overtime Friday night.
The Salthawks started slowly as the Mustangs took a 20-10 lead after one quarter.
By halftime, Central was still ahead by 11 points at 33-22.
Hutchinson fell further behind in the third quarter when Central extended the lead to 41-29.
However, halfway through the final quarter, the Salthawks pushed back and started making their way closer to the Mustangs. With a three-pointer, back-to-back jumpers, and a final layup, Hutchinson sent the game into overtime at 47 all.
The Salthawks started off strong with a three-pointer just seconds into overtime.
But with a three-pointer and six successful freethrows, the Mustangs won 61-56.
Hutchinson faces Eisenhower High School at home on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7:15 p.m.