HOT SPRINGS — Guy-Perkins' Thunderbirds made sure coach John Hutchcraft went out a champion in his last game.
They gave him his 11th 1A state championship (six boys and five girls) on his birthday Saturday with a 71-66 victory over Izard County to conclude high school championship weekend at Bank of the Ozarks Arena.
Wyatt Spires, Hutchcraft's grandson, had 16 points and 21 rebounds. Carson Petrucelli, a Conway High transfer, hit six straight free throws down the stretch and scored 24 points on the way to MVP honors.
Further details and analysis in Tuesday's Log Cabin.