HICKS — They had their chances, but the Hicks Pirates just didn’t have enough.

HICKS — They had their chances, but the Hicks Pirates just didn’t have enough.

Anacoco senior Brent Cosio scored 12 of the Indians’ final 14 points, leading his team to a 59-55 road win over the Pirates on Tuesday night in District 4-B play.

With the win, the Indians improved to 16-10 overall, including a perfect 4-0 mark in league play heading into the second half of district action beginning Friday at rival, Hornbeck.

Hicks, however, dropped to 14-17 on the season, 2-2 in district as the Pirates will play a non-district road game tonight against No. 2 Hathaway.

The first period of play featured three ties and a few lead changes, with Anacoco eventually taking a 14-11 lead into the second period.

After being knotted at 6-6, Cosio and Hunter McCrary sparked an 8-1 run, giving the Indians a 14-7 lead before a bucket from Daniel Miller and two free throws from Mitchell Kinchen got the Pirates to within three heading into the second period.

After a free throw by John Pickering to open the frame, Zach Harper tied things at 14-14 with a bucket for the Pirates.

Anacoco responded with back-to-back 3-pointers from Austen Partridge and two free throws from Cosio as the Indians took a 22-14 lead.

But the Pirates closed out the half with a 9-0 surge, getting two free throws each from Austin Merchant and Trace Williams, along with a bucket from Dylon Miller and a 3-pointer from Harper to go into the locker room with a 1-point cushion, 23-22.

The Pirates saw the lead to expand to six points early in the second half as Kinchen drained a triple and Harper scored on a layup.

Hicks held onto the lead for much of the third quarter, but two late 3-pointers by Patridge allowed Anacoco to take a 38-37 advantage into the final eight minutes of regulation.

The lead see-sawed back and forth during the early moments of the fourth quarter, with Kinchen giving Hicks its final lead of the game at 44-42.

Anacoco took the lead for good on a 3-pointer by Hunter Rabalais, 45-44. The lead surged to seven points, 51-44, on two free throws from Rabalais and a couple of baskets by Cosio.

A 3-point play by Daniel Miller got Hicks to within four points, 51-47, and the Pirates closed the gap to one point, 53-52, on a 3-point play by Williams.

However, Cosio connected on his last six free throw attempts to give the Indians the big win.

Cosio led the way for the Indians with 22 points, 14 of which came in the final eight minutes of play.

McCrary added 18 points for the Indians in the win, while Partridge finished with 14 points.

The Pirates were led by Harper with 14 points, while Daniel Miller and Kinchen each added 11 points.

Dylon Miller and Williams finished with eight points each in the loss.