The Daleville Warhawks dropped a Class 3A, Area 3 showdown with the Wicksburg Panthers at home on Jan. 7 by a score of 68-60.
Wicksburg had a big first quarter taking a 23-12 lead into the second quarter but the Warhawks bounced back and outscored the Panthers 20-15 in the second period to cut the lead to 38-32 at halftime.
Daleville again outscored Wicksburg 11-6 in the third quarter to cut the Panther lead to cut the lead to 44-43 heading into the final period. Wicksburg went on a 7-0 run to begin the fourth quarter, which ultimately would cost the Warhawks.
Daleville and Wicksburg went toe-to-toe for the remainder of the game but that eight-point cushion was enough to secure Wicksburg with the 68-60 win.
Senior Tomar Hobdy had a big night for the Warhawks scoring 22 points, while senior Bryan Beckwith added 12 points and senior Sincere McKenzie scored eight points.
The Warhawks will host Slocomb on Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m.