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    Scott City junior Hunter Yager and Hugoton’s Sawyer Harper reach for a loose ball while SCHS junior Evyan Smith and Eagle Ivan Valles look on during Friday’s GWAC action. (Record Photo)

Double OT thriller ends SC streak

Yager, Faurot combine for 45 points in GWAC battle

Thirty-two minutes weren’t enough to determine the number one team in the Great West Activities Conference.

Neither were 36 minutes.

It took double overtime for Hugoton to escape the Scott Community High School gym with a 79-78 win that could very well be a preview of the sub-state title game in another month.

The Beavers (10-5, 4-2) needed a win over Hugoton (9-4, 5-0) to move into a first place tie in the GWAC race.

The game lived up to expectations, though the Beavers were constantly fighting from behind. SCHS led only two times over the final 21 minutes - 56-54 late in the third quarter and again at 71-70 early in the second overtime.

“Given the situation we were in late in the game with guys fouling out, it looked like we could cash it in, but we didn’t,” says head coach Brian Gentry. “We still made plays down the stretch and made shots that kept us in the game.”

 

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