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Ben Logan pushes Graham, but comes up short 49-44

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Graham emerged Friday with a hard-fought 49-44 win over host Benjamin Logan in a Central Buckeye Conference Mad River division matchup.

The Falcons boost their record to 3-1 overall and 2-0 in the CBC Mad River division, while the Raiders slip to 3-4, 1-1.

The game was closely contested from the start

The score was tied 10-10 after the fist quarter. Graham was two points better (10-8) in the second quarter to take a 20-18 lead into halftime.

The Falcons outscored the Raiders 16-11 in the third quarter, which gave the visitors a 36-29 advantage.

Ben Logan attempted to rally in the fourth quarter, but could not get over the hump.

Blaine Ricketts piled up 18 points, including four three-pointers, to power the Raiders. Tyler Ahle added 15 points.

Grant Goddard led Graham with 17 points.

In junior varsity action, Ben Logan won 47-29. Mack Horton had 15 points and Desean Ward had 14 points.

The Falcons won the freshman game 31-26. Spencer Bycynksi led the Raiders with 12 points.

Ben Logan hosts North Union on Monday in a non-league matchup.

GRAHAM 49 BENJAMIN LOGAN 44

GRAHAM (3-1, 2-0)

Allen 5 5-6 15; Hanlin 2 0-1 4; Thomas 1 1-4 3; Lowry 1 0-0 2; Goddard 6 3-4 17; Brenner 1 0-2 2; Hoblit 2 0-0 6. Totals: 18 9-17 49.

BEN LOGAN (3-4, 1-1)

Ricketts 6 2-4 18; Sosby 2 2-3 7; Rader 0 0-3 0; Ahle 4 7-8 15; Greene 2 0-2 4. Totals: 14 11-20 44.

Falcons    10    10    16    13     —    49

Raiders    10    8    11    15    —    44

Three pointers: Graham 4 (Goddard 2, Hoblit 2); Ben Logan 5 (Ricketts 4, Sosby). Team fouls: Graham 18; Ben Logan 15.

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