Sylvan Hills has had some up and down moments this season, and Tuesday night was no exception in a 61-58 loss at Jacksonville.
The conference champion Red Devils handled the Bears pretty easily in their first meeting, but couldn’t get any separation on their senior night.
The Bears trailed just 32-30 at halftime and stayed close throughout, thanks to a game-high 20 points from Cordy Winston and 16 points from Aumonie Armond.
Sylvan Hills had a chance at the end when Ronnie Hinton had a pair of good looks at a game tying three-pointer in the final seconds, but came up just short.
“One of our best shooters gets a good look, but it just wouldn’t fall,” said Sylvan Hills coach Kevin Davis. “Sometimes you have those nights where they just don’t in. It’s going to happen.”
The Bears got some solid production from Nate Burchette with nine points to go with eight points from Hinton. Tre West scored four, while David Johnson added three to round out the scoring.
Sylvan Hills had a pair of calls go against them on a goaltending call and an out of bounds whistle that could have made a difference in the end.
“I just call that life on the road. You have to be able to play through those things. I’m sure coach Joyner has a few plays where he didn’t like the call either,” said Davis. “The main thing I want the guys to do is not put themselves in that position. You don’t want the refs to have anything to do with it.”
The Bears still have one more game left when they travel to Mills for a makeup game to finish off the season.