Attica alone will carry the Heart of the Plains banner forward in the Class 1A boys basketball tournaments as two other league members lost Wednesday in Dodge City.
Attica defeated Dighton 46-32 in a Division II quarterfinal while Central Christian lost a heartbreaker to Hartford 65-64 in overtime. In Division I, Pretty Prairie lost to Centralia 58-42.
As they have done most of the season, Devon Newberry (18) and Jacob Norris (14) carried the scoring load for Attica (22-2). Norris pulled down six rebounds and Newberry five. Attica forced Dighton into 21 turnovers.
Alec McDaniel handed out six assists for Attica, which won its 16th straight game dating back to a Jan. 5 loss at Burlington, Okla. The other Attica loss came at the hands of Ashland on Dec. 15. However, Attica defeated Ashland 56-43 in a sub-state final.
Hartford’s Clayton Fowler hit a three-pointer at the buzzer at the top of the arc in overtime to beat Central Christian.
Nate Heneha led Central with a season-high 36 points. He also grabbed 11 rebounds. Austin Majors led Hartford with 29 points and 15 rebounds.
Trevor Webster and Dylan Bair scored 12 points each for Pretty Prairie. Nick Lampe added eight points and 12 rebounds.
Pretty Prairie had 17 turnovers to seven for Centralia.