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Hurricane 54, South Sevier 52 12/2/2016


The Tigers actually led most of the game, but a Rams run at the end of the third gave them a 39-35 lead and the game was close the rest of the way.

Jackson Last hit a 3-pointer from the left wing with under two minutes to play that put Hurricane up 48-44. South Sevier pulled to within two on a basket by Tyson Chisholm with 1:21 to go.

The Rams fouled Josh Parker, whose two free throws made it 50-46, but SSHS responded with a three-point play by Brodee Tebbs off an offensive rebound with 37 seconds to play. After one Parker free throw, South Sevier had a chance to take the lead, but Caleb Barton’s forced trey was off the mark. Adam Heyrend rebounded the miss and then was fouled, hitting both free throws.

A Tebbs 3-pointer made the ending exciting, but Hurricane survived after a desperation shot at the buzzer by the Rams.

“Too close, too nerve-wracking,” HHS coach Todd Langston said. “They were a tough matchup for us. They were small and quick and scrappy and they had good shooters. But we took better care of the basketball tonight and we shot much better, too.”

Parker and Last each tossed in 17 points to lead the way, with Last making all three of his 3-point attempts. He also snagged seven rebounds. Parker had nine boards and made 4 of 6 from the line.

Graden Cahoon added nine points for Hurricane, which improved to 2-0. The Tigers, who were 7 of 12 from deep and 19 for 39 total from the floor, will play hometown favorite Richfield Saturday at 6 p.m. in the Sevier Valley Center.