The flow and momentum of a high school basketball game can remain a mystery until the final buzzer because too often what appears before the eyes one minute can be gone the next.

That was the case on Wednesday night, Feb. 10 when host Camden Hills and visiting Mount View enjoyed solid offensive pushes and seemingly strong periods of control, only to see advantages slip away in a blink of an eye and snap of the fingers.

The fast-paced, back-and-forth boys court contest remained up for grabs down to the final frantic seconds before Mount View held on for an exciting, emotionally-gratifying, 65-62 win.

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The victory proved especially satisfying for the Mustangs, who lost to the Windjammers 71-54 on Jan. 29.

Mount View improved to 5-3 on the pandemic-altered and -shortened campaign, while Camden Hills dropped to 4-2.

In Wednesday’s highly-competitive court affair, the Windjammers led 18-16 after the first quarter, 33-30 at halftime and 54-50 after three stanzas.

In fact, it appeared at several junctures Camden Hills might slowly pull away, but the pesky Mustangs continued to play hard and fast as they galloped back with key plays. Ultimately, the visitors never gave up, which eventually led to a game-defining, closing offensive burst.

The competitive affair also was a three-point shooting fest, as the opponents combined to net 16 treys — eight apiece.

For Mount View, Sean Raven and Tyler Russell scored 13 points; Draedyn Furrow, 12; Declan Knowlton, 10; Kyle Ingraham, eight; Noah Hurd, seven; and Joe Grassi, two.

The Mustangs iced 7-of-11 foul shots (64 percent) and made eight treys, including three from Raven, two from Ingraham and Russell and one from Hurd.

For Camden Hills, Jeremy Fraser tossed in 23 points; Westen DeWaard, 16; Ryan Clifford, nine; Hunter Norton, six; and Casey Messer, three.

The Windjammers netted 6-of-7 free throws (86 percent) and nailed eight trifectas, including four from Fraser, two from Clifford and one from DeWaard and Messer.

Fraser tallied five points in the first quarter, 10 in the second, 11 in the third and two in the fourth. DeWaard also spread out his scoring, with five in the first, two in the second, four in the third and five in the fourth.

Mount View outscored Camden Hills 15-8 in the fourth quarter to pull out the win.

The Mustangs moved to a 28- 21 lead before Camden Hills tied the game 28-28 with less than a a minute to go in the half. Fraser scored five straight points to end the half to give the hosts a 33-30 cushion at the break.

Ingraham connected on a key sideline 3-pointer in the third quarter to give the Mustangs a lift and, with 1:30 left in the stanza, iced two technical foul shots to give the visitors a 50-45 advantage.

However, Camden Hills scored the final nine points of the quarter and the first two of the fourth to take a 56-50 edge. Among those 11 points, Fraser tallied seven, including a trey, drive and two foul shots.

The Mustangs, not deterred, stayed the course and outscored the Windjammers 15-6 the rest of the way, as Furrow, Raven and Knowlton tallied four points and Russell three. In fact, Russell and Raven combined to make 5-of-6 free throws down the stretch to ice the game for the hungry visitors.