Basketball: Hoops roundup: Caney Creek slips past Magnolia West at buzzer

Magnolia West head coach Mike Clifford speaks with his team during a recent game. Magnolia West fell to Caney Creek 46-44 on Dec. 20.
Magnolia West head coach Mike Clifford speaks with his team during a recent game. Magnolia West fell to Caney Creek 46-44 on Dec. 20.

Caney Creek’s Dario Villeda hit a shot from near the free-throw line as time expired, lifting the Panthers to a dramatic 46-44 victory over Magnolia West on Dec. 20.
Caney Creek improved to 11-9 overall and 2-2 in District 18-4A play.

“We took the ball the length of the court in the last six seconds,” Caney Creek coach Greg Burkhart said, “and Dario hit the big shot.”

Charles Brown led Caney Creek with 17 points while Damien Hem added 11. Ben Staggs and Villeda each had seven points for the Panthers.