Lakers get historic win; Friday basketball finals


It was a jammed packed night in high school basketball Friday around the area.

In a game broadcast on 98.3 WPKO, Graham defeated Benjamin Logan 44-34.

Gus Ward led a balanced Falcon attack with 9 points.

Ethan Miller pitched in 11 for the Raiders.

Graham won the JV game 53-31

Hayden Alexander had 13 in the loss.

Over on 106.9 The Bull, Indian Lake held off Urbana 51-47.

The Lakers jumped out to an early 21-5 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The Hillclimbers would rally throughout the game and cut the Lakes’ lead to 2 points late in the game.

Pacing Indian Lake was Caiden Nicol with 20 points and Camdon Tuttle pitched in 13.

Will Donahoe led the charge for Urbana with 17.

With the win, Indian Lake secures the team’s first conference title in school history.  The Lakers can clinch the outright Mad River title with a win next Friday vs. North Union or a Graham loss vs. Urbana.

Urbana won the JV contest 49-34.

Bellefontaine lost to Kenton Ridge 51-49.

Riverside beat Covington 67-60.

Myles Platfoot had 21 points, 3 rebounds, and  3 blocks, Warren Shockey tallied 13 points and 3 steals, and Ayden Clary chipped in with 8 points, 7 assists, and 4 blocks.

West Liberty-Salem defeated Triad 59-49.

Brevin Louden and Tarrin Logwood each scored 11 points.  Carson Poppe added 10.

WL-S took the JV game 52-39.

JJ Johnson had 19 and Owen Deere 10 for the Tigers.

The Tigers also took the freshman game 52-8.

Dylan King scored 18 while Garrett Wallen added 13.

Fairbanks topped West Jefferson 44-29.