JEFFERSON OH- There aren’t too many times when you’ll see a three way tie for a conference championship. However, with how crazy the NE8 was this season, no one is shocked that there was a serious chance of that happening. South Range met Jefferson on Tuesday in the final NE8 conference game of the season. The Falcons were seeking an outright league championship, and the Raiders were trying to cause a three way tie at the top. Just like you’d expect out of a top tier matchup, this game went back and forth all night. After Jefferson jumped out to a 24-14 lead after one quarter, the Raiders evened the score by winning the next three frames. Tied at 40 at the end of regulation the two teams needed one extra stanza to decide a winner. It came close to needing another too. Enter Luke Rohan. The Raiders biggest perimeter threat showed up in the biggest moment with a game winning three that gave South Range a 48-45 win.
Landon Moore earned the team lead with his big 21 point performance. Rohan’s three gave him 10 points on the night to break in to double figures. Ayden Leon was able to add 9 points to the Raiders cause.
Joe DeGeorge led the way for Jefferson as he was able to knock down 17 points. Anthony Covetta was also in double figures for the Falcons as he grabbed 12 points. Luis Padilla also scored 12 as well for Jefferson.