BELOIT OH- West Branch and South Range boys opened the season on Friday night. It was the only show in town, and the Warriors were the ones who shined on the big stage. The separated themselves and never let go of their lead in a 55-40.

Justin Hendershott was Electric for the Warriors finishing with a game high 17 points. Dru DeShields was also in double figures with 10.

Michael Patrone led the Raiders with 14 points. Corey Penick added 7 points off the bench. Nate Brown was his usual defensive self, forcing 3 offensive fouls. Brown finished last season top 5 in the state in charges taken.

West Branch moves on to host Ravenna on Tuesday.

The Raiders want to rebound as they are currently scheduled to host Canfield on December 8th.