The Dodge City Red Demons boys basketball team earned its first win of the season Tuesday, beating the Hugoton Eagles in overtime 78-75 in Hugoton, Kansas.
The win moved the boys team to 1-2 overall this season.
The Red Demons shot 52 percent from the field in second half and held the Eagles to 30 percent shooting from the field in the same span to overcome a 42-35 halftime deficit, ultimately leading to a 70-70 score going into overtime.
From there, the Red Demons prevailed despite only shooting 1 of 3 from the field and 0 of 1 from beyond the arc. The Eagles, meanwhile, shot 2 of 7 from the field and also shot 0 of 1 from 3-point territory in the overtime period.
A key difference in the extra period, however, was free throws. The Eagles made 1 of 2 in overtime, but the Red Demons hit 6 of 9.
Hugoton’s Mitchell Hamlin had a game-high 28 points and game high eight rebounds.
The Red Demons were led by seniors Kaden Riekenberg and Hunter Heath who each had 12 points in the Red Demon win.
Junior Noah Sowers and sophomore John Johnson each had a team-high seven rebounds, with Sowers having a team-high eight assists. Sowers also finished second on the team in scoring with 11 points Tuesday night.
The Red Demons return home for their next game, hosting Eisenhower at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Dodge City High School Field House.