With the season hanging in the balance, junior guard Garrett Hicks blocked a layup attempt in the final seconds, and senior Chris Jones subsequently scored his only point of the game to put the Jets up 48-46 over Buckhorn, a score that would be the final. The Jets advance to play Sparkman in the Area 8 championship game on Saturday at 7:30 PM at Sparkman. Both teams will advance to the Northwest Regional Tournament at Wallace State in Hanceville next week. The Jets and Senators have played two intense games in regular season play. Sparkman topped the Jets 66-59 on December first in Harvest and 66-65 on January 5th at James Clemens.
Renard Mitchell led all Jet scorers with 17 points, including 5/8 beyond the arc. The game saw each team stretch leads to 10 points, before coming down to Jones free throw with :01 left to add the final margin of victory for the Jets.