As of Tuesday, February 20, 2018
After going on a six-game winning streak in league play, the Horizon boys basketball team ended its regular season with losses at Condon/Wheeler and at home versus Sherman.
Despite heading into the district tournament on a two-game losing streak, the Hawks were still seeded second in the 1A-6 Big Sky League.
With the second-place finish, the boys would see the third-place team in the opening round of the districts tournament, which would be Condon/Wheeler.
For the second time in a week, Horizon and Condon/Wheeler would match up, but the second time around, it would be for a chance at the title game against the number one seed Sherman.
In the game before last Friday, Condon/Wheeler would squeeze by at home with a 60-58 victory over the Hawks.
On Feb. 16 in the first round of districts, Condon/Wheeler would come away with another two-point victory and beat the Hawks by a final score of 57-55.
The loss for the Hawks put them in the third-place game against Arlington.
Although the Hawks were the second-seed heading into districts, two losses move them out of the top three in the final 1A-6 Big Sky League standings, which removes the Hawks from contention in the state playoffs.
And for the Hawks, that’s how the season would end.
Horizon loss by a final score of 49-43 on Saturday, Feb. 17 to Arlington, dropping the Hawks down to fourth and Arlington up to third in the final 1A-6 Big Sky League standings.
Junior forward Derek Johnston led the Hawks scoring in both games with 21 versus Condon/Wheeler and 18 against Arlington.
After a six-game winning streak for Horizon, the boys would end the season on a four-game losing streak.