HASTINGS, NE - The North Platte boys basketball team hit shots in the final five seconds of each of the first three quarters and earned a 60-50 road win over Hastings.

The Bulldogs (12-6) have now won eight straight games. Hastings (8-8) had leads and momentum towards the end of both the first and second quarters before North Platte's River Johnston hit three-pointers to beat the buzzers. His trey to end second quarter made it a 28-27 Hastings lead at halftime.

North Platte picked up its defense in the second half. They held the Tigers to just three field goals in the third quarter and built a seven-point advantage heading the fourth. Jesse Mauch made free throws and fast break layups down the stretch to secure the win.

North Platte... Mauch 18, Johnston 13, Shea 12, Kelley 10, Joneson 3, Kinkaid 2

Hastings... Power 22, Ablott 10, Nonneman 8, Block 6, Schneider 3