New Summerfield made things interesting for the first half of Friday's Class A, Division I, Region III, Area game against the No.4-ranked Wildcats of Dallardsville Big Sandy.
The second half was a different story however, as Big Sandy advanced to the regional quarterfianls by defeated the Hornets, 76-52, in front of an estimated crowd of 950 at the Hudson Gymnasium.
Big Sandy (31-4) moves on to face Tenaha in the next round while the Hornets end their season at 18-15, after finishing as the District 21-A-I runner-up.
New Summerfield opened the game on fire, both offensively and defensively and led the Wildcats 12-5 after the first 2:40 of the game.
Big Sandy soon began to click on all cylinders as the Wildcats led 23-22 after one quarter of play.
A 7-0 run to open the second stanza put New Summerfield on the ropes, but the Hornets were still in the game at the half, as the Wildcats only led by seven, 33-26.
Following a straight-away trey by Francisco Parra that came with 4:31 to go in the third, the Hornets had closed the gap to 38-33.
But Big Sandy stormed back, using its superior quickness to force five New Summerfield the rest of the period, and when the dust had settled the Wildcats had peeled off a quarter-closing 18-6 run to was away any hopes that the Hornets had a pulling off the upset.
William Ramsey led New Summerfield in scoring with 15 points and Parra added 13, which included three shots from behind the arc.
Wendl Thomas scored nine points and Angel Marroquin had eight.
Big Sandy's Benson Williams was the game's leading scorer with 20 points, 14 of which came in the second half.
Jaylon Abbey, Trent Williams and Angel Bullock each pumped in 18 for the winners.