It took extra time, but Ironton nipped Chesapeake 56-52 to earn a victory on December 15 in Ohio boys high school basketball.
There was no room for doubt as Ironton added to its advantage with a 9-5 margin in the closing period.
The Fighting Tigers broke in front at the beginning of the fourth quarter with a 43-33 lead over the Panthers.
Chesapeake came from behind to grab the advantage 28-26 at halftime over Ironton.
The Panthers authored a promising start, taking advantage of the Fighting Tigers 17-11 at the end of the first quarter.
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