Hesston found the tipping point, and leaned on it to knock off Lindsborg Smoky Valley 40-34 in Kansas girls basketball on December 17.
The Swathers got the better of the final-quarter scoring 10-8 to finish the game in style.
The Swathers enjoyed a small margin over the Vikings with a 30-26 lead heading to the fourth quarter.
Hesston’s offense jumped to a 19-17 lead over Lindsborg Smoky Valley at halftime.
Tough to find an edge early, the Swathers and the Vikings fashioned a 11-11 stalemate through the first quarter.