HERMITAGE, PA (WKBN)-Hickory claimed a share of the Region 5 title in District 10’s Class AA after the Hornets got the best of Slippery Rock Thursday night 37-33.
The win also avenges an earlier season loss to the Rockets that ended Hickory’s regular season winning streak.
The game was a tight, defense battle throughout the evening until the Hornets had a big third quarter pushing their lead to double-digits for a short time.
But Slippery Rock battled back and got the Hickory lead down to just a possession late in the game until Neely Whitehead pushed the game out of reach with a late free throw.
Whitehead finished with 11 points while Jordan Wilson led the way for the Hornets with 14.
Hickory finishes the season 20-1 overall and will either be a 1 or 2 seed in the upcoming District 10 tournament.