LEROY -- Two Osceola County rivals battled down to the final minutes in Highland Conference boys basketball action on Thursday with Pine River (1-1, 2-1) posting a 70-56 win over Evart (0-3, 0-3).
The Bucks started out with a strong first quarter. Sasha Huffman's 3-pointer gave the Bucks a 17-5 lead. Cam Brasington scored on a breakaway to make it 17-9. But Hunter Kanouse's triple gave the Bucks a 20-9 lead and it was 22-12 after the first eight minutes.