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YOUNGSTOWN OH- It took everything the Struthers Wildcats has to fend off Ursuline in Thursday night’s district semifinal at Boardman. The Wildcats narrowly escaped with a 59-55 win.

The Wildcats led most of the game. After a thrilling fourth quarter comeback the Irish cut the Wildcat lead to just one 54-53, but Carson Ryan responded with a big bucket to stop the spread of momentum. Aiden Slocum also contributed key points in the final seconds. Struthers got contributions from plenty of scorers on the night. Three Cats finished in double figures.

Brandon Washington led the Wildcats to victory with a strong 20 point performance. Carson Ryan finished with 14. Trey Metzka rounded out the double figure scorers with 10.

Brady Shannon led the Irish with 18.

Struthers moves on to play Chaney in the district championship game Saturday night at Boardman High School. The tip is set for 4:00.

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