The Huntington Highlanders' game against visiting powerhouse DeMatha Catholic High School was the hot ticket in town on Saturday.
For one night of the year, Herd Heaven became Highlander Heaven.
Private school powerhouse DeMatha Catholic was looking to send Huntington High its first loss of the season.
The Maguffin Maniacs hoped their group of all Americans would use a national TV audience to slingshot their team in the National Championship hunt.
For most local hoops fans, having a front seat to history in the making is something special. A once-in-a-lifetime ticket to see a once-in-a-lifetime team play in front of the nation.
Huntington won Saturday’s game 74-62.
The team's next game at the Cam Henderson Center is February 22nd against another private school St. Patrick High School out of New Jersey. They were ranked 4th in the country in that USA Today preseason poll.