With little to no wiggle room, Hesston nosed past Clay Center 32-26 in a Kansas girls basketball matchup on January 21.
The Tigers had the advantage to start the final period, but the Swathers won the session and the game with a 10-3 performance.
The Tigers had cause for optimism when they began the fourth quarter on top of the Swathers 23-22.
Clay Center came from behind to grab the advantage 15-12 at intermission over Hesston.
The Tigers showed they were ready to play, using an early thrust to carve out a 11-4 advantage over the Swathers as the first quarter ended.