The margin for error was so small it only piqued the anxiety, but West Branch didn’t mind, dispatching Perry 44-36 on March 3 in Ohio girls high school basketball.
Both teams traded salvos in the final period, but the Warriors had enough offense to deny the Pirates in the end.
West Branch’s leg-up showed as it carried a 34-24 lead into the fourth quarter.
The Warriors’ shooting moved to a 27-18 lead over the Pirates at halftime.
The Warriors drew first blood by forging a 13-7 margin over the Pirates after the first quarter.
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