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Boys BB: Holcomb wins wild shootout with Lakin

Zephyn Mason led four Longhorns in double figures as Holcomb won a back-and-forth tilt with fellow Cimarron Sub-State foe and Class 3A co-No. 10 Lakin, taking an 83-78 road win on Tuesday in Lakin.

Jackson Stoppell added 21 points, and Braxton Sizemore scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half for Holcomb (11-5), who scored 20 or more points in each of the final three quarters.

Hunter Davis led Lakin (12-3) with 26 points, Jace Bachman added 21 and Connor Hudson made four three-pointers to account for much of his 14-point effort for the Broncs.

In other boys basketball finals from Tuesday:

Southwestern Heights 53, Scott Community 51

Sergio Chavez scored 20 points, while Demetrio Flores followed up a miss as time expired, giving the Mustangs the win over the Beavers in Kismet.

The wild finish included a tight final eight minutes, with the final 10 seconds wild enough to make anyone's heart skip a beat.

Chavez hit a layup with 9.8 seconds left, and completed the old-fashioned three-point play at the foul line to give the Mustangs (7-8) their first lead of the night, 51-49. Jackson Lewis (five points) then made two foul shots to tie the game at 51-all, setting up the final possession.

Flores (7 points) picked up a miss of his own interior shot and, in a crowd, followed up with the game-winning bucket.

Hunter Yager had 22 points, while Ronnie Weathers added 10 for Scott Community (8-8). The Beavers led 31-21 at halftime, a lead which the Mustangs whittled down to just two, 38-36, at the end of the third stanza.

Class 1A No. 5 Meade 49, Central Plains 34

The Buffaloes (14-3) jumped out to a 30-12 lead at halftime, then used a 19-7 third-quarter edge to put away Central Plains.

Pawnee Heights 54, Deerfield 51

The Tigers hit three late foul shots - two of them by Harrison VanMeter - to snap a 51-all tie and pull out a win, snapping the Spartans' 10-game win streak in the process.

Deerfield (14-3), who still can wrap up the No. 1 seed in the Kinsley Regional with one more win, tied the game late in the fourth quarter with a Manuel Mata 3-pointer. But Pawnee Heights, who had a 33-24 scoring edge in the second half, managed to get to the line to take the home win.

The Spartans used an 8-0 lead to close out the first quarter with a 15-9 lead, then opened up to as much as 10 points in the second eight minutes of the game before the Tigers roared back with the final four points of the half, pulling to within 27-21 at the break.

Oakley 52, Wallace County 45

Dane Scheetz scored 16 points and helped Oakley overcome playing short-handed to beat Wallace County (6-10). Cody Ceder and Landon Johnson each scored 14 points for the Wildcats.

Hugoton 74, Garden City 67 (OT) The host Eagles hit 14 3-pointers, as did the Buffaloes, and had four players in double figures as Class 3A co-No. 10 Hugoton survived a tussle with Garden City on Tuesday by scoring the final nine points of overtime.

Wyatt Angell led Hugoton (12-3) with 21 points, Jayce Korf and Ivan Valles each added 14, while Sawyer Harper scored 13 points for the Eagles. The 14 made 3-pointers set a new school record, surpassing the 12 made in a game with Perryton during the 2018-19 season, and against South Baca at the RL Ballard Tournament in their season opener back in December 2019.

Azavier Williams scorched the nets for 25 points to pace Garden City (7-8), while Isaac Flores had a season-and career-high 15 points. Luke Tolbert chipped in with 11 points for the Buffaloes.

Dodge City 63, Ulysses 50

The Red Demons took the advantage with an 17-7 first quarter, then used their prowess from the charity stripe down the stretch to seal the win over the Tigers in Ulysses.

Cooper Scheck led Dodge City (4-13) with 20 points, while John Johnson added 16 points and 13 rebounds. Aiden Sowers contributed 10 points for the Red Demons, who were 16-of-21 from the free-throw line in the final eight minutes to seal the victory.

Lance Walter led the Tigers (5-10) with 21 points. Ryan Nightengale added 10 points, while Trey Duran had eight points and 10 rebounds.

Other Finals:

Syracuse 74, Greeley County 48

Stanton County 60, Springfield, CO 28

Guymon, OK 44, Liberal 42

Ingalls 69, Rolla 36

Weskan 74, Bethune, CO 48

Dighton 59, Wichita County 39

Turpin, OK 72, Elkhart 60

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