COLUMBIA – Hickman boys basketball defeated Blue Springs 79-76 on Saturday.
Jimmy Whitt scored 28 points for the Kewpies and shot 4-6 from behind the 3-point line. The Kewpies were 9-20 from beyond the arc as a team, but shot just 12-23 from the free throw line. Blue Springs, which shot 23-25 from the free throw line, tied the game once in the fourth quarter, but Hickman led most of the way.
Chris Clark added 20 for the Kewpies and Mason Murray scored 12. Cecil Williams scored 11 and grabbed eight rebounds.
Hickman's next game is 6 p.m. Tuesday at Jefferson City High School.