Tight games highlight Boys Friday Night in HS hoops
Plenty of compelling high school boys basketball was played throughout Southwestern Kansas on Friday night, with several games not being decided until late in regulation or overtime.
One game went extra time, and it was a foul shot to prove to be the difference, while others featured comebacks that fell short, or with teams closing out late to get victories.
Here's a look at what happened on Friday:
Elkhart 48, Syracuse 47 (OT)
The Wildcats outscored the Bulldogs, 26-11, in the second half to force overtime, then collected a foul shot to get the only point of the extra period as Elkhart (6-11) held home court in a win over Syracuse (11-4).
Holcomb 60, Goodland 55
The Longhorns used a dominating first half and held off a strong Cowboy comeback in the second half to pick up the win in a Great West Activities Conference contest. Jackson Stoppell scored 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Holcomb (11-5), who led 41-22 at halftime. Henry Cole led Goodland (2-14) with 16 points. Holcomb has now won 21 straight games over Goodland.
Hugoton 60, Scott Community 50
Wyatt Angel led a balanced scoring attack with 13 points, while Sawyer Harper added 11 for the Eagles (10-3), who held as much as a 22-point lead before holding off a late Beaver charge in the second half for the win. Scott Community (8-8) was led by Hunter Yager's 14 points. Hugoton had a 33-13 edge in rebounding for the contest.
Class 1A No. 5 Meade 62, Cimarron 55
The Buffaloes scored 40 points in the second half to overcome a shaky start and rallied past the Bluejays in a Hi-Plains League contest. Meade (12-2) outscored Cimarron (4-9) 40-23 in the second half after the Bluejays took a 32-22 lead into the halftime break.
Colby 52, Ulysses 33
Ryan Myers scored 15 points, while Hunter Vaughn added 13 to help the Eagles (10-5) take home the win over the Tigers (5-9).
Weskan 65, Cheylin 37
The Coyotes used a 22-8 first quarter to set the tone and pull away as Weskan (10-6) won the Fifth-Place game in the Western Kansas Liberty League Tournament over Cheylin. Jace Mackley led three players in double figures with 22 points, while Dalton Mackley added 14 and Mac Purvis 12 for the Coyotes.
Hays 69, Dodge City 48
Garden City 46, Guymon OK 35
Deerfield 67, Yarbrough OK 28
Southwestern Heights 43, Stanton County 42
Great Bend 59, Liberal 45
Decatur Community 61, Greeley County 45
Minneola 77, Moscow 38
Fowler at Rolla
Wichita County at Sublette