Hoxie's Noah Adamson shoots a basket during the Mustangs' 66-45 loss to Harding Academy on Feb. 26 in the Class 3A State Basketball Tournament at Riverview High School in Searcy. In the foreground is Hoxie's Seth Hart.
The Hoxie Mustangs basketball season ended with a 66-45 loss to Harding Academy in the first round of the 3A State Tournament on Feb. 26 in Searcy.
Harding led from the outset, taking a 25-15 advantage at the end of the first quarter and stretching the lead to 43-28 at halftime.
Colton Watson led Hoxie with 15 points. Jacob Defries finished with 14 points, and Noah Adamson added 11.
The Mustangs concluded the season with an 18-12 record and were 3A-3 District Tournament champions.