A rugged contest ended with the right result as far as Independence was concerned after Friday’s 75-70 decision in an Ohio boys basketball matchup on January 31.
Conditioning showed as the Blue Devils outscored the Hornets 24-17 in the final period.
The Hornets took the lead 53-51 to start the fourth quarter.
Independence’s shooting moved to a 31-30 lead over Kirtland at halftime.
The start wasn’t the problem for Kirtland, who began with a 16-14 edge over Independence through the end of the first quarter.
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