The Junction City Blue Jays got a 3-point shot from the right corner from Kody Westerhaus in the closing seconds of regulation to tie the game at 43-43. But in overtime Washburn Rural hit all but one free throw to defeat Junction City 53-48 at the Shenk Gym.
The Blue Jays, as they have been in recent games, were close at the end with a chance to win but came up short.
Junction City ( 3-5, 0-4 ) got 14 points from A.J. Dickerson and 10 points from Tye Dale in the loss while the Junior Blues ( 4-3, 3-1 ) , were led by Raymond Swopes who scored 21 points including four 3-point baskets in the ballgame.
Junction City plays at Emporia Friday night.