In the closest game between the varsity boys basketball programs in years, the Liberty Ranch Hawks defeated rival Galt in overtime on Jan. 31, 47-45.

Jalen Patterson led all scorers with 27 points while Logan Mayfield led the Warriors with 13 points.

At one point in the fourth quarter, the Warriors led by six before the Hawks scored six straight points to tie the game at 39-39, forcing overtime.

The game was tied at 45-45 in OT before Patterson scored for the game winner with seconds left.

The win propelled the Hawks to a 5-2 win-loss record in the Sierra Valley Conference.