CANTON OH- Boardman came in to Thursday’s district semifinal with a 21-1 regular season record. A win would have matched them up with the team that gave them their only blemish, Green. But it was not to be as Canton McKinley halted the Spartans season with a 59-47 win.

The Spartans played a very good first half, only trailing 22-19 at the half. Then half way through the third the Spartans took their largest lead of the game at 31-27. Unfortunately for the Spartans, the Bulldogs ended the quarter on a 7-0 run to lead 34-31 heading in to the final frame. After falling behind by 10 45-35 the Spartans fought back to make it 51-45. That was as close as the Spartans could get as they couldn’t close the gap.

Derrick Anderson led the Spartans with 16 points. Ethan Anderson finished with 15.

The Spartans end the season at 22-2.