Dylan Hughes puts up a layup Saturday during the Panthers thriller against Lehman Catholic. Hughes hit a shot with time expiring to beat the Cavaliers. (DHI Media/ Pat Agler)
Dylan Hughes puts up a layup Saturday during the Panthers thriller against Lehman Catholic. Hughes hit a shot with time expiring to beat the Cavaliers. (DHI Media/ Pat Agler)
SIDNEY — Parkway won an exciting contest Saturday night against Lehman Catholic when Dylan Hughes hit a buzzer beater to win 53-51.

Saturday night marked the first time that a final-second shot went Parkway’s direction.

“We have been in numerous close games, so for us to be down by three with a minute to play and be able to execute at crunch time was great,” said Parkway head coach Doug Hughes. “We ran a set to get Mason [Baxter] a three and he buried it. Then at the end we went four down to isolate Dylan and he was able to beat his man off the dribble and get the game winner to go.”

The Panthers took a two point point lead going into the fourth quarter and then had a tug-of-war contest with the Cavaliers for the remainder of the evening.

Lehman held the ball until there was 17 seconds left in the contest when Parkway was called for a moving screen. On the in-bounds pass the Cavaliers were charged with a moving screen which granted the Panthers the ball. The rest was history as the Dylan Hughes came down and knocked a short jumper to win the ball game.

Any given night Parkway can call on a different player to lead the charge.

“Last weekend Caleb Kinney, Caden Slusher and Preston Stober had outstanding games,” said Hughes. “This weekend Jack Wehe, Dylan Hughes, Corey Walls and Mason Baxter all played well. Our team strength is our depth and that continues to show each weekend.”

The Panthers will be back in action this Friday as they host Marion Local.

Summary:

Parkway 14|19|8|12 - 53

Lehman 9|12|18|12 - 51

Panthers:

Dylan Hughes 15 pts, 5 reb, 3 ast

Mason Baxter 12 pts, 3 reb

Caleb Kinney 10 pts, 8 reb

Jack Wehe 6 pts, 5 reb

Caden Slusher 5 pts

Corey Walls 3 pts

Preston Stober 2 pts, 4 reb