NEVADA - The Nevada boys’ basketball team did everything well but finish against Roland-Story in the Heart of Iowa Conference opener for both teams Friday at the Nevada High School Field House.


Nevada dominated the second and third quarters to build a 13-point lead early in the fourth quarter. But it slipped away down the stretch.


Roland-Story ended up prevailing in overtime, 62-60.


“I feel like we did 45 or 50 things right and about six things really, really wrong,” Nevada head boys’ basketball coach Tyler Struck said. “Unfortunately in a game like this, those things come back and haunt you.”


Nevada was up 46-33 early in the fourth quarter. But Roland-Story went on a 16-2 run to go up 49-48 on a Colby Gray basketball with one minute, 50 seconds left in regulation.


“They made their run when they needed to,” Struck said.


A clutch 3-pointer from Tyler Sansgaard and two big Devin See free throws put Nevada back on top, 53-52, in the final minute. Gray hit 1 of 2 free throws to answer and Sansgaard was off on a long 3 at the buzzer to force overtime.


The Cubs built a 60-56 lead with just 27 seconds left in the extra session. A Sansgaard 3-pointer was the big basket for Nevada during overtime.


But Dylan Matheason converted a three-point play for Roland-Story and the Norsemen immediately got the ball back on a turnover. Matheason found Gray on a cut off the ensuing inbounds play to put Roland-Story on top.


Sansgaard couldn’t get a 3 to go down on Nevada’s next possession and Matheason made 1 of 2 free throws with five seconds left. Thomas Crawford got off a long 3-pointer in the final seconds for Nevada, but it was off the mark.


“It’s a learning process — for me, too,” Struck said. “There are things I need to do better and mistakes I made. The only reason this loss will hurt down the road is if we don’t learn from it.”


Nevada forced 26 turnovers and made eight 3-pointers to five for Roland-Story. But the Norsemen held a 37-29 rebounding advantage and shot better from both the field (43 to 35 percent) and line (69 to 57 percent).


Kody Kruschwitz and Sansgaard had big scoring nights for Nevada in defeat.


Kruschwitz finished with a game-high 19 points. He shot 8 of 13 from the field with two 3-pointers and also had three steals defensively.


Sansgaard tallied 17 points. He hit four 3-pointers and added four assists and two steals.


“Tyler made some huge shots,” Struck said. “I told him I’m OK with you taking a shot and us losing a game. Either he’s going to shoot it or he’s going to throw it to somebody to shoot it. I’ll lose that way any day of the week.”


See finished with six points, seven rebounds and one block and Crawford had five points and two steals.


Matheason led Roland-Story with 17 points, five rebounds and three assists. Gray had 15 points, five rebounds and three steals and Jon Sansgaard seven points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals for the Norsemen, who improved to 2-0.


Roland-Story 62, Nevada 60 (OT)


RS 11 15 7 20 9 - 62


N 8 21 15 9 7 - 60


Roland-Story (62) - Sam Skaar 3-6 0-0 7, Dylan Ihle 1-9 0-0 3, Kade Faga 2-9 1-2 7, Dylan Matheason 6-12 4-5 17, Jon Sansgaard 1-3 5-7 7, Colby Gray 7-9 1-2 15, Ben Chelsvig 3-4 0-0 6, Adam Mcilrath 0-0 0-0 0, Zach Twedt 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 23-52 11-16 62. 3-point field goals (5): Faga 2, Skaar, Ihle, Matheason. Rebounds (37): Sansgaard 8. Assists (13): Sansgaard 5. Steals (14): Skaar 3, Sansgaard 3, Gray 3. Blocks (2): Matheason, Chelsvig. Fouls: 19.


Nevada (60) - Jacob Sanders 1-3 2-2 4, Brayden Bottorf 1-4 1-2 4, Devin See 2-6 2-6 6, Thomas Crawford 1-3 2-2 5, Kody Kruschwitz 8-13 1-2 19, Tyler Sansgaard 5-22 3-5 17, Ayden Rhodes 1-3 1-1 3, Jack Cahill 1-3 0-1 2. Totals: 20-57 12-21 60. 3-point field goals (8): Sansgaard 4, Kruschwitz 2, Bottorf, Crawford. Rebounds (29): See 7. Assists (12): Sanders 4, Sansgaard 4. Steals (13): Kruschwitz 3. Blocks (2): See, Sansgaard. Fouls: 20.