Highland posted a tight 53-45 win over Buckeye in Ohio boys basketball action on December 27.
The Hornets hummed like a well-oiled machine through the fourth quarter, extending the lead with a 20-10 advantage in the frame.
Buckeye moved ahead of Highland 35-33 to start the fourth quarter.
A half tie at 16-16 allowed for a respite as both teams looked to regroup in the locker room.
The Hornets opened with an 8-5 advantage over the Bucks through the first quarter.
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