CANFIELD OH- The NE8 has been wild this season, and with every team in the conference so close together it makes every night important. South Range came in to Tuesday night just 1 game back of first place in the NE8. They trailed both Jefferson and Girard. Because of that, it became supremely important for the Raiders to win league games to stay on pace. They welcomed in Hubbard looking to do just that. After a close 10-10 first quarter, the Raiders took control of the game and never really let go. After the Raiders got their lead up to 17, the closest Hubbard could get was 9. The Raiders won by a final score of 50-40. Little did they know that while they were winning their game, Poland was busy knocking off Girard. This puts the Raiders right back in the picture of the NE8. They will play Jefferson next Tuesday and if the Raiders win, they could tie the Falcons for first place.
Leading the way for the Raiders on this night was Landon Moore who matched his jersey number with 15 points. Luke Rohan was also in double figures for the Raiders scoring 13 points. Dylan Turvey added 9 points, while Ayden Leon celebrated his senior night with 8.
The Eagles tried hard to come back, and that effort was led by a great push from off the bench from Kenyen Franklin. He finished the night with 11 points, he tied the team lead with Javon Greene who also put in 11. Gavin Rybicki was able to add 7 points as well.
The Raiders finish up their regular season Tuesday at Jefferson with a spot in first place on the line. Hubbard will stay on the road Friday with a non conference match up with Salem.