The Hay Springs Hawks boys basketball team came closer to that elusive first win on Saturday than they have all season, falling to Edgemont by just two points in an overtime thriller.
The Hawks were fresh off a tough 82-34 road loss to the Little Wound Mustangs who dominated the Hawks with seven players over six feet, including seven foot tall Nathaniel Brown Bull.
The Hawks looked for the Edgemont game to get things back on track leading into the playoffs and to avenge the 48-45 overtime loss to the Moguls in January.
Edgemont got out to a 10-6 lead in the first quarter, but the Hawks came right back to tie things up at 24 at halftime. The Moguls outscored the Hawks 24-16 in the third quarter, but again, the Hawks came back to tie things up in the fourth, sending the game into overtime. The Hawks kept it close in overtime, but were outscored 8-6 to take the 70-68 loss.
The Lady Hawks suffered a similar fate on the road at Little Wound, losing 65-31, but were able to get a win in Edgemont on Saturday.
The Lady Hawks started the game slow, scoring only four first quarter points to trail the Moguls 7-4. The Hawks took off in the second quarter, scoring 18 points while still allowing only 7 from Edgemont to lead 22-14 at halftime. The Lady Hawks kept their momentum in the second half, outscoring the Lady Moguls 20-19 to take the 42-33 victory.
The Hawks played Hyannis Tuesday night at home. The game was broadcast live on our website at: www.sheridancountyjournalstar.net/videos. The Hawks will then host Crawford on Thursday at 3 p.m. This game will also be broadcast live.
The Lady Hawks will start sub-district action in Gordon next Tuesday. Watch our website and facebook page for pairing information as it is made available.