The Sloan-Hendrix senior boys basketball team ended its season with a hard-fought 58-56 overtime loss to the defending state champion Lavaca Golden Arrows in the 2A State Tournament on Feb. 28 at Rector.
Sloan-Hendrix entered the tournament as the fourth team from the 2A Central Regional and were pitted against West Regional winners Lavaca first round.
The Greyhounds trailed 38-33 after three quarters, but rallied to tie the game at the end of regulation. The contest was tied 56-56 when Lavaca’s Maddox Noel canned two free throws with 7.9 seconds on the clock to provide the Golden Arrows with the winning margin.
Braden Cox scored a game-high 29 points for the Greyhounds, while Harper Rorex added 12 points.
The Greyhounds conclude the season with a 31-6 overall record and were the regular-season champions of the 2A-2 conference with a 13-1 league mark.
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