Raiders claim Tip-Off title

For the second night in a row, Benjamin Logan’s boys basketball team dominated in overtime to pull out a victory.


Benjamin Logan’s Austin Ahle, center, grabs a rebound against Riverside’s Dalton Bollinger as the Raiders’ Grant Ricketts, left, looks on during Saturday’s championship game of the Ben Logan Tip-Off Classic. (EXAMINER PHOTO | TONY BARRETT)

The Raiders pulled away against Riverside in the extra session Saturday night for a 61-51 OT victory over Riverside in the championship round of the third-annual Ben Logan Tip-Off Classic.

Ben Logan also defeated Botkins 68-63 in overtime on Friday to earn a berth in the championship game.

Mechanicsburg defeated Botkins 54-51 in Saturday’s consolation game.

The Raiders start the season 2-0. It was the first time they have won their own tournament.

The  Pirates are now 1-1.

“I feel we exceeded expectations,” said RHS head coach Daniel Hickman. “The guys did a good job putting Friday’s game behind them. They did a good job focusing on the championship game.

“Ben Logan is extremely well coached and they will do some good things this year. They executed well down the stretch. We were grateful to be in the game at the end.”

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