More than 30 minutes before the game started, everyone could tell this was going to be something more than just another nonconference regular-season game. The Hinckley-Big Rock gym sold out as the administration had to turn people away who wanted to see two great small-school teams. The two schools also happened to be involved in a little bit of controversy surrounding the eligibility of three Mooseheart players. Mooseheart’s South Sudanese players were allowed to play and the game more than lived up to its billing. Mooseheart led by as many as 10 in the fourth quarter, but the Royals rallied with a 13-0 run to end the game. Jared Madden had 14 of his 22 points down the stretch and the Royals made an early-season statement.