Early action on the scoreboard pushed Johnstown to the front, and it stayed there to fend off Western Reserve 75-69 in Ohio boys basketball on March 10.
Western Reserve rallied in the final quarter, but Johnstown skirted trouble with just enough offense to thwart all hopes.
The Johnnies jumped in front of the Roughriders 57-50 to begin the fourth quarter.
The Johnnies fought to a 38-37 halftime margin at the Roughriders’ expense.
Western Reserve started on steady ground by forging a 28-21 lead over Johnstown at the end of the first quarter.
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