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AFC rallies to beat Lions at Ohio

Boys basketball: Ashton-Franklin Center 64, LaMoille-Ohio 46

OHIO – The Ashton-Franklin Center Raiders poured in 41 points in the second half en route to a come-from-behind 64-46 win over the LaMoille-Ohio Lions Tuesday night, in boys varsity non-conference basketball action.

The Raiders survived going just 1 for 15 from field in the first quarter, as the Lions led just 10-7 after eight minutes.

Two Dominic Moore free throws lifted L-O to a narrow, 25-23, lead at the break.

Then came the game’s decisive third period.

AFC used a 28-point third frame, including Garrett Drew’s fourth 3-pointer of the period at the buzzer, to push in front by 13 points, 51-38, with eight minutes yet to play.

The Raiders went on an 18-0 run over a little less than three minutes to turn a 5-point deficit into a 13-point lead, 43-30, with 2:18 left in the third period.

The Raiders outscored the Lions by 11 at the free throw line, making good on 23 of 33 attempts, compared to L-O’s 12-19 effort.

Garrett Drew paced AFC (10-15) with 22 points, while Adam Hart went just 2 for 15 from the field, but sank 12 of 14 free throws to finish with 16 tallies.

LaMoille junior Brady Becker led the Lions (4-19) in both scoring (11) and rebounding (11) on the night.

Notes: L-O’s frosh-soph team won the prelim game, 55-36, led by Marcus Wynn’s 17 points on 8 of 14 shooting. Cason Cherry supplied 12 rebounds and eight points for the winners, while Cory Pinter added nine tallies.

Tuesday night marked Ohio High School’s 2017-18 Homecoming festivities. Maddi Deery and Wyatt Fultz were named Homecoming queen and king.

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