Holden was sitting at 11-13 coming to Higginsville, the Huskers held a commanding record of 23-1.
The opening tip-off went to the Eagles, but the first score went to the Huskers after the first two possessions by both offenses. The Huskers would continue to build that lead and were up 15-5 at the end of the first period. Stolen passes and misplaced passes were problems the Eagles could not shake early in the game. Even though Tyrelle Thirkield would go just 3 for 5 from the line in the first half the Huskers led at the break 33-20.
In the third period Lafayette County would continue to pressure the Eagles into mistakes and turnovers, building a 16 point lead near the end of the third. However Holden would battle with resolve in the fourth period. Holden was able to shrink the lead to 8 several times as the minutes ticked away. Holden was actually within 7 as the last minute ran down, but a last second 3-point shot by senior Kent Wise put the exclamation point on the night as it dropped at the buzzer, giving the Huskers a 61-51 victory to close out the regular season at home.
Holden was led by Senior Matt Borgen who was scoreless in the first half but came alive with a gutsy second half effort dropping a couple outside the arc and working the post. He would finish the night with 15.
The Huskers were led by senior Tyrelle Thirkield who put up 15 as well to lead Lafayette County to victory.
The Eagles are 11-14 on the regular season with district play scheduled for Tuesday against Sherwood in the 5:30 contest that afternoon at Butler who is hosting the Class 3 District 13 tournament.
Higginsville will face off with the Lexington Minutemen to open the boys bracket of the Class 3 District 14 tournament at Lafayette County High School Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock.