The host Hudson boys basketball team improved to 5-8 on the season after earning a 48-32 victory over Boardman Jan. 24 at Ray "Buck" Hyser Gymnasium.

The Explorers outscored the Spartans 18-8 in the fourth quarter.

Spencer McClure led the Explorers with 13 points. He also had 7 steals. Greg Mailey added 12 points on four 3-pointers for Hudson and Jackson Parker finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Holden Litke had a team-high 12 points for Boardman and Travis Koontz added 10 points and 10 rebounds.

The Explorers' junior varsity team improved to 9-4 with a 58-31 win. Hudson outscored the Spartans 29-8 in the fourth quarter.

Matthew Suydam led the Explorers with 13 points and Brand Lal contributed 12 points.