Helias stays tough to the end

Deion Hughes of Helias looks to find an opening during Tuesday night’s game against Bixby, Okla., at Fleming Fieldhouse.

Deion Hughes of Helias looks to find an opening during Tuesday night’s game against Bixby, Okla., at Fleming Fieldhouse. Photo by Stephen Brooks.

For the first three periods Tuesday night, the game between the Helias Crusaders and Bixby (Okla.) Spartans didn’t have a whole lot of excitement. Over the final two periods, it did. That’s right, five periods.

The Crusaders used some dead-eye 3-point shooting in overtime to sneak past the Spartans 61-59 in an opening round game of the Mike Kehoe Great 8 Classic at Fleming Fieldhouse.

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“I was really proud of our guys’ resiliency,” Helias coach Josh Buffington said.

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