It took four overtimes for Tuesday night’s tilt between Harker Heights and Waco to be decided, but the Knights were able to outlast the Lions in the end and walk away with a hard-fought 62-60 win on the road.

Heights (2-2) trailed Waco 28-24 at halftime, but battled back to outscore the Lions (2-3) in the second half 32-28 and send the game into overtime. The two teams combined to score 10 points in the four extra segments, with the Knights earning a 6-4 advantage.

Senior Chalanc Bennett spearheaded Heights with a double-double, as he collected a game-high 28 points to go along with 13 rebounds. Fellow senior Dashawn Walker registered 10 points and eight rebounds, and junior Dillon Gooding had 12 points, three rebounds and six assists.

Junior Rhandy Hughes added six points and 11 rebounds for the Knights.

Heights is scheduled to compete in a tournament at Lamar University in Beaumont this weekend. Action kicks off today, and the Knights will open play against Kingwood Christian Life Center Academy at 6 p.m.

Lady Knights pull away in third quarter, top Fort Worth Dunbar

After taking a 20-18 lead into the locker room at halftime Tuesday night in Forth Worth, Harker Heights exploded with a 22-9 third quarter and cruised to a 49-40 win over Dunbar.

Senior Sheanne Ellis-Clayton spearheaded the third-period outburst for the Lady Knights with nine of her team-high 13 points.

Dakota Smith tallied 12 points for Heights, while fellow senior Shea Richardson chipped in with nine points. Junior Paige Stephens added seven points, as well.

The Lady Knights are scheduled to begin competing in a tournament today at Lamar University in Beaumont. The tourney will run through Saturday.

Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Previously spent time as sports editor at both the Hereford Brand and the Gatesville Messenger. Graduate of West Texas A&M University.

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