Whiteland and Decatur Central put on somewhat of an offensive show Friday night, combining for 161 points and 50.4 percent field-goal shooting.
But a defensive play made the difference.
The Warriors’ Trent Sandlin attempted a 3-pointer with time running down in overtime and the host Hawks clinging to a three-point lead. Decatur Central’s C.B. Bennett blocked the shot, and time expired as players battled for the rebound, giving host the Hawks an 82-79 Mid-State Conference victory.