A nook of opportunity was all that was needed and Willoughby South nabbed it to nudge past Painesville Riverside 59-53 in Ohio girls basketball on January 27.
The Rebels avoided the brakes and shifted into victory gear via a 15-13 stretch over the final quarter.
Willoughby South broke in front at the beginning of the fourth quarter with a 44-40 lead over Painesville Riverside.
The Beavers proved they would be a force to be reckoned with by building a 28-26 advantage over the Rebels at the half.
The Rebels drew first blood by forging a 15-14 margin over the Beavers after the first quarter.
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