Botkins broke on top and refused to fold in holding off Richmond Heights 44-40 in an Ohio boys basketball matchup.
The Spartans moved ahead of the Trojans 32-30 to start the fourth quarter.
The Trojans registered a 27-24 advantage at half over the Spartans.
The Spartans showed they were ready to play, using an early thrust to carve out a 16-15 advantage over the Trojans as the first quarter ended.
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