HESSTON — The Hesston College men’s basketball team suffered its first loss of the season after a 90-67 loss to Butler Community College Tuesday at Yost Center.

The Larks jumped out to an 8-5 lead in the first four minutes of play. Tied 10-10, Butler made a 9-3 run. Butler led by 17 at the half, 46-29.

Down by 17 early in the second half, Hesston got to within seven with 9:03 remaining. The Larks were held to nine points in the final 8:23 of play.

Butler, 2-2, was led by Jaden Lee with 17 points, followed by Tyrone Coley with 15, Juwan White with 12, Mohamed Fofana with 11, Immanuel Allen with 11 and Jon’il Fugett with 19,

Fofana had 10 rebounds.

Grant Harding led Hesston with 21 points and eight rebounds. Danny Bradley Jr., Cal Hartley and Sterling Hicks scored 14 points each.

Hesston is 3-1 and hosts the Bethany junior varsity at 7 p.m. Friday.

BUTLER CC (2-2) — Lee 5-10 3-4 17, Coley 7-10 1-3 15, White 3-7 6-7 12, Fofana 5-17 1-3 11, Allen 5-10 0-2 11, Fugett 4-8 2-4 10, Brice 3-4 0-0 8, Golden 2-3 0-0 4, King 1-2 0-0 2, Dennis 0-1 0-0 0, Thorne 0-1 0-0 0, TOTALS 35-73 13-23 90.

HESSTON (3-1) — Harding 7-17 6-9 21, Bradley Jr. 5-7 3-4 14, Hartley 4-11 2-4 14, Hicks 4-14 2-2 14, Nebel 0-2 2-2 2, Magiya 1-7 0-0 2, Elliot 0-0 0-0 0, Pelton 0-0 0-0 0, Handcock 0-3 0-0 0, Baker 0-0 0-0 0, Moye 0-0 0-0 0, Comfort 0-1 0-0 0, Scaife 0-0 0-0 0, Curless 0-0 0-0 0, TOTALS 21-62 15-21 67.

Butler;46;44;—90

Hesston;32;35;—67

Total fouls — BC 19, HC 16. Technical fouls — none. Fouled out — none. 3-point shooting — BC 7-16 (White 0-2, Brice 2-2, Lee 4-6, Allen 1-2, Fugett 0-1, Fofana 0-2, Dennis 0-1), HC 10-30 (Hartley 4-8, Handcock 0-2, Comfort 0-1, Harding 1-6, Magiya 0-1, Bradley Jr. 1-2, Hicks 4-9, Nebel 0-1). Rebounds — BC 47 (Fofana 10), HC 26 (Harding 8). Assists — BC 6 (Fugett 3), HC 6 (Harding 3). Turnovers — BC 11 (Brice 2, Allen 2, Fugett 2, Fofana 2), HC 11 (Hicks 3). Blocked shots — BC 1 (Brice 1), HC 3 (Magiya 1, Hicks 1, Curless 1). Steals — BC 5 (Allen 2), HC 8 (Harding 4).