The Bay High boys basketball team lost in overtime to visiting North Ridgeville Friday night, 81-79, to end the West Shore Conference season in a three-way tie for first and a share of the league championship.
Bay ended the final season of WSC play at 9-5, same as Midview and Elyria Catholic.
It was a big win for the up-and-coming Rangers, who went to 6-8 in the WSC. The decision also marked the second-straight loss for Bay. The Rockets dropped last week’s game to Avon after 6-6 center Rex Sunahara was sent to the bench with technical fouls after he hung from the rim after a dunk. The technicals made him ineligible for the next game – last Friday’s season-ender against Ridgeville. That set the stage for the three-way tie.
But it was a wild ride in the WSC this season for other reasons as well. Lakewood, which also had a share of first place two weeks ago, slipped from the title picture after forfeiting two wins because of an ineligible player. One of those forfeits turned into a win for EC, giving the Panthers a share of the title. And North Ridgeville, led by 38 points from Isa Abdul-Alim, found itself in its 7th overtime game of the year. A memorable year for the WSC for sure, one that should be remembered for a long time.
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