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Hugoton Holds Off Atchison for Second Straight Title Game

Brock Kappelmann - March 9, 2024 7:02 am

For the second straight year, the Hugoton boys basketball team has advanced to the state championship game.  Hugoton built a big lead and then held on to edge Atchison 39-38 Friday night in Salina at the 4A state tournament.  Isaac Martin hit a jump hook with 24 seconds remaining in the game to give the Eagles the lead.  Hugoton built a lead of 27-12 before Atchison rallied.  The 22-2 Eagles play McPherson in a rematch of last year’s state title game Saturday night at 6:15.  The Bullpups topped Baldwin 62-49.

Meanwhile in Oklahoma City at the Fairgrounds, Hooker lost in the semifinals in the 2A state tournament 49-38 to Pocola.  Hooker finishes 27-4.


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