By TERESA CHIPMAN
PHS sports writer
The Indians boys basketball season ended on Saturday when visiting Century hit a last second three-point shot putting them up by three in the loser-out 4A fifth district game. It was a heartbreaking 61-58 loss for the team that swept both Century and Pocatello in the regular season.
Though the Diamondbacks pulled ahead a few times, Preston didn’t let them keep it that way in the first quarter. Century had the edge by two going into the second. By halftime Century had extended their lead to 28-22. They made it 16 in the third quarter and thought they had it in the bag. But momentum finally changed and Preston fought back hard paring the lead to a more manageable nine points to start the fourth.
The Indians outscored Century 25-19 in the final frame tying the game twice, but it just wasn’t enough. Century had possession with 30 seconds left after Colin Rounds tied the game 58-58 with a three. They took the clock down to eight against a tight Preston defense but were able to hit a three. The Indians had time to run their play and kicked the ball out to Karingtyn Hobbs for a three that was off the mark. Time expired while the rivals fought for the rebound and with it Preston’s hopes of going to state.
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