The matchup in the girls final of the Twin Valley Conference basketball championship featured two teams that rely heavily on their defenses.
Class D-2 No. 3 Deshler entered the game against Blue Hill giving up just 25.3 points per game. The Class C-2 No. 7 Bobcats were allowing just 29.8.
Both head coaches knew there wasn’t going to be a lot of offense — and that’s exactly what happened Saturday night at Adams Central.
Blue Hill (17-2) held on in the final minute for a gritty 27-26 win, capturing its second-straight conference crown.
That decision, though, wasn’t sealed until Blue Hill sophomore Lenae Kohmestscher intercepted a pass in Deshler’s last possession.