Tri County's defense struggled in the fourth quarter which allowed Sutton to break away for a 60-48 victory Feb. 7 on the Mustangs' home floor.
Sutton (14-4), the Southern Nebraska Conference Basketball Champions rode the hot hand of Lance Spongberg who lit up the Trojans with a game-high 32 points, including hitting eight three-point hoops for the win.
Trailing, 42-39 after three quarters of play, Tri County was unable to keep up on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter being outscored, 18-9.
"Sutton had one player that we couldn't stop, and he lit us up for 32 points on 8-10 shooting from three-point land," Trojans coach Jared Knapp replied.
"Lance Spongberg shot really well, but we didn't defend him the way that we needed to," Knapp commented.
"In the third quarter, we had some lapses on the offensive end, and we couldn't keep up on the scoreboard," Knapp stated.