RIDGEWAY — Lehman was down seven at the half, but fought back and tied the game at the end of regulation.
The Cavs then outscored Ridgemont 20-9 in two overtime periods to come away with a 66-55 victory in Northwest Central Conference action Friday night on the road.
The win gave the Cavaliers a 2-5 record in the NWCC and a 4-14 mark overall heading into a game Tuesday at Springfield Catholic.
Ben Frantz had 14 points to lead the Cavaliers and Michael Bunker added 10. Four others had seven or more.
CASSTOWN — The Miami East boys basketball team dropped into a share of first place in the CCC with a 59-50 loss To Missisisnawa Valley Friday night.
Damien Mackesy and Logan West scored 15 points each for the Vikings.
Brandon Mack scored 11 and Ryan Haney added nine.
RUSSIA — It wound up being a nailbiter, but it didn’t look like it was headed that way Friday night at Russia.
The Jackson Center Tigers built up a 14-point lead midway through the final period, but the Russia Raiders went on an 11-0 run to get right back in it and make it close the rest of the way in a 53-48 victory for the Raiders in a big SCL boys basketball game Friday.
The win by Russia pulled them even in the standings with the Tigers, both at 9-2. Overall, Russia is 17-3 and plays at Botkins Friday. Jackson Center is 6-2 and hosts Lima Temple tonight.
Jackson led 36-31 on a bucket by Drew Sosby, but the Raiders scored at the buzzer to make it a three-point game, then scored the first four points of the final period to take their first lead in a long while.
The lead see-sawed from there until the Raiders scored four in a row to go up 43-40 with two minutes left. They pulled away from there to the victory.
ANNA — The Houston Wildcats dominated first-half play and led by as many as 16 points, but it was a tale of two halves, and Anna’s was better.
The Rockets, down 13 at the break, outscored the Wildcats 33-10 in the second half to pull out a 52-42 victory in SCL play Friday night.
Anna is now 8-3 in the league and 12-7 overall heading to Greeneview tonight. Houston is 1-10 in the league and 6-12 overall and is at Mississinawa tonight.
“We came out in the first half and played sloppy at both ends, and Houston took advantage,” said Anna coach Nate Barhorst. “And we were in foul trouble too. We had to put some of those guys back in because it was close to getting out of hand. Then we did a much better job in the second half.”
Kain Luthman had 15 points and eight rebounds to lead the Rockets. Carter Huelskamp added 13 and Blake Stephens 10.
Domyneik Phipps had 17 for the Wildcats.
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In other games Friday, Newton defeated Covington 64-61, Bradford lost to Tri-County North 53-51 and Versailles defeated Delphos St. John’s 61-46.
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