Dylan Miller evened the game at 14, and Coggins gave the Spartans a 17-14 edge with a three early in the second quarter. Waltonville held a slender advantage throughout the second quarter and closed the period with a 24-21 edge.
Goreville surged ahead early in the third quarter and took a 32-28 lead after a dunk from Snell.
Again Waltonville fought back. Miller put the Spartans up 37-33 with a layup with 13 second left. Goreville's Connor Seavers tapped in a rebound with a second left in the quarter to close the gap to 37-35 going into the fourth.
The lead bounced back and forth throughout the final period, setting the stage for the drama of the final minute.
Waltonville is 1-5 this season and faces Century at noon today.