Hesston’s David Copperfield imitation was just good enough to mesmerize Emporia in a 63-55 victory for a Kansas boys basketball victory on December 13.
Conditioning showed as the Swathers outscored the Spartans 25-19 in the final period.
The Swathers’ control showed as they carried a 38-36 lead into the fourth quarter.
Hesston’s offense darted to a 35-30 lead over Emporia at halftime.
The start wasn’t the problem for the Spartans, who began with a 19-18 edge over the Swathers through the end of the first quarter.