Spearville outlasts Bucklin in SPIAA thriller

Spearville, who came in ranked 3rd in Class 1A, knew they'd have their hands full with Bucklin in Friday's contest.

The Red Aces entered the contest with an 8-2 mark, losses coming to 1A power South Central and 3A Cimarron. Spearville was after a 10-0 start.

The game was back and forth from the opening tip. Spearville lead the game just 22-20 at halftime, and would extend the lead to 9 late in the third quarter. But Bucklin just wouldn't go away.

They kept on pushing the Lancers, cutting the deficit to just one with under a minute to play. Spearville hit two free throws late, and Bucklin was unable to get a clean look off on their final possession, falling 45-42.