Sutton hangs on to beat Fillmore Central

SUTTON — Sutton’s offense came alive after Fillmore Central cooled off to pull out a 40-34 victory Friday

Fillmore Central started the game red-hot, making its first four shots from the floor to race to a 12-4 lead.

Down the stretch, Sutton couldn’t make free throws, which kept the Panthers within striking distance until the closing seconds.

“It wasn’t pretty but it was effective,” said Sutton coach Jon Ladehoff, who saw his Mustangs improve to 13-8. “We made a couple of scoring runs, which in a low-scoring game can make all the difference. We made a run in the fourth quarter, then we had some sound possessions on defense and it kind of forced them out of some things they wanted to do.”

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