Girls BB: Hugoton stuns No. 2 Scott Community in OT
In a game which no one could take firm control, it's how you are able to survive and get defensive stops that usually allows one team to finally walk out victorious. And Friday night in Hugoton, it's how the game between the homestanding Lady Eagles and Class 3A No. 2 Scott Community played out.
In a game featuring six lead changes and four ties, the Lady Eagles managed to score the game's final seven points, including the final three of regulation to tie the contest, to beat the Lady Beavers in overtime, 53-49.
Shutting down Scott Community (13-2) in the last minute of regulation and the extra period allowed Hugoton (9-4) to take a key win in the Cimarron Sub-State and Great West Activities Conference contest. So did their rebounding - the Lady Eagles had a 32-21 edge on the glass.
Mikyn Hamiln led Hugoton with 17 points, including three of the four points in overtime. The other was on a foul shot from Gianna Vos, who finished with 10 points. McKenna Hamiln added 12 for the Lady Eagles.
Linda Roper scored a game-high 18 points, while Emily Weathers added 16 for Scott Community, who has lost two games in league play this season.
Hugoton doesn't have much time to revel in the victory - they play on Saturday in a makeup game with No. 6 Colby.
In other girls basketball action on Friday:
Elkhart 38, Syracuse 36
The Lady Wildcats outscored the Lady Bulldogs, 8-5, in the fourth quarter to bring home the win in a tough Hi-Plains League contest. Margo Stum had just nine points, but grabbed 17 rebounds for Syracuse.
Goodland 57, Hugoton 40
Taige Weeter led three players in double figures with 23 points as the Cowgirls used a 21-3 third-quarter run to take control of the game against the Lady Horns. Madi Ruta scored 16 points to pace Holcomb.
Colby 54, Ulysses 20
Kennedy Starkey scored 16 points, while Hallie Vaughn added 14 for the Lady Eagles as they managed to pull away from the Lady Tigers.
Weskan 49, Palco 29
JC Allen led three Coyotes in double figures with 17 points as Weskan took the victory in the fifth-place game of the Western Kansas Liberty League Tournament at the Colby Community Building. Brie Allen added 16, while Blakley Aldridge chipped in with 11 points for Weskan (7-9).
Sublette 52, Wichita County 24
Yarbrough OK 45, Deerfield 8
Stanton County 43, Southwestern Heights 42
Cimarron 67, Meade 43
Dodge City 56, Hays 34
Guymon OK 52, Garden City 50 (OT)
Liberal 45, Great Bend 38
Decatur Community 55, Greeley County 24
Rolla 43, Fowler 19
Minneola at Moscow