HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Hutchinson High Salthawks defeated the Valley Center Hornets 54-51 on Friday night.
Hutchinson’s Jacob Cole started the game off strong by sinking a shot with less than a minute gone. Hutchinson finished the first quarter with a 14-7 lead.
The Salthawks extended that lead to 24-16 at halftime.
The Salthawks had three players end the night in double digits. Tate Webster and Weston Kraus each had 10. Jacob Cole finished with 15.
Valley Center hit five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to take a two-point lead.
With 24 seconds left, Cole nailed a 3-pointer to put the Salthawks ahead for good.
Coach Webster recounted the final plays that led to the Salthawk win:
Hutchinson heads to Maize High School on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m.