Just a bit better; Norwayne slips past Rittman 59-51

With little to no wiggle room, Norwayne nosed past Rittman 59-51 in Ohio boys basketball on December 27.

In recent action on December 20, Norwayne faced off against Smithville and Rittman took on Cloverleaf on December 21 at Cloverleaf High School. We covered the game. For a full recap, click here.

The verdict could’ve been in doubt thanks to the Indians’ finishing flurry, but the Bobcats swerved out of trouble to earn the win in the fourth quarter.

The Bobcats’ control showed as they carried a 43-29 lead into the fourth quarter.

Norwayne’s shooting moved to a 25-23 lead over Rittman at the intermission.

Neither side could break ahead as the two teams began in a tense 13-13 duel in the first quarter.

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