GIRARD OH- South Range came in Tuesday as quite possibly the hottest team in the NE8. They had won 6 of their last 7 games. Girard on the other hand was trying to wash off a tough 2 point loss to Struthers on Friday. The Indians have been no stranger to close games either. They are used to it coming out their way. On this night, after Girard hit a free throw to take a 59-58 lead with a handful of seconds left Ayden Leon came down on the other end and hit a bucket to give South Range an exciting 60-59 win. It was the Raiders second game winning shot in 7 days.
Luke Rohan hit 6 shots from behind the arc on his way to a team high 18 points. Leon wasn’t going to be held down as he bullied his way to 15 points. Landon Moore was also in double figures for the Raiders with 11 points.
Thomas Cardiero was tough to stop as he paced the Indians with a game-high 23 points. Gus Johnson was right behind him with 22. Michael Palmer worked hard to be able to contribute 8 points.
South Range now has another matchup with a top tier NE8 team as they welcome Jefferson into their home gym on Friday night. Girard will hit the road to try to bounce back against Lakeview in Cortland.