The basketball season opened for Henryetta Tuesday night with a pair of exciting games.
Although neither went the way Knight fans would like, both the girls and boys teams provided some great previews of what lay in store for the rest of the year. The girls started slow, trailing 2-19 at the end of the first quarter but came backing the second half to end on the wrong side of a 50-44 score.
The real excitement was to follow with the Knights forcing two overtimes before losing to the Buffaloes 74-68.
That game saw the Knights trail by three, 12-9 at the end of the first quarter, up by five, 33-28 at the half, tie the game at 39-39 in the third before knotting everything up at 53-53 at the end of regulation. Neither team really got an advantage in a defense-heavy first overtime then the Hugo visitors hot solid from the free throw line for the win.
In the opening game, Kayla Greenhaw was the scoring leader with 14 points for the HHS girls followed by Gracie Lollis throwing in five field goals for team. Kassedi Lee followed that with eight while Maddie Rock and Zoe Boatright each had three.
Nick Hudson was the point leader for the Knights with 20, followed by Skylar Greenhaw, 18 and Talon Weaver with 14. Will Perez, Jakob Nail, Nate Nale and Hunter Gobin rounded out the goals for Henryetta.