LAWTON - Austin Hansen hit a jumper with 10 seconds left to pull River Valley ahead, then Sam Lundt made a steal and lay-up to seal the Wolverines' huge 60-57 victory over Lawton-Bronson in Western Valley Conference action here on Tuesday.
Despite battling double-team and box-and-1 defenses most of the night, Hansen still led RV in scoring with 21 points, and added seven rebounds and five steals for another outstanding performance.
Ryan Kettelson hit five 3-point shots to contribute 15 points to the RV cause, while Sam Lundt added 11 points, six assists and five steals for the evening.
Andrew Volkert, despite battling L-B's 6-9 and 6-5 post players all night, was still able to pull down nine rebounds for RV, and Zak Gander hit a pair of critical free throws late in the game to contribute to the victory.
RV Coach Dean Norris said, "This was a big victory for our program as Lawton- Bronson is very talented and huge inside - but our kids just kept battling."