The Stow-Munroe Falls boys basketball team's Northeast Ohio Conference River Division title hopes ended long ago.
It looks like the Bulldogs are going to be a factor anyway.
Host Stow put a dent in Brush's River Division title hopes after posting a 66-57 victory at James G. Tyree Gymnasium.
With the win, the Bulldogs improved to 10-11 overall and 3-6 in the River Division. The Arcs fell to 12-7 overall and 5-3 in the division.
Hudson earned a 66-57 win over Twinsburg to improve to 7-2 in the division. The Tigers fell to 6-3.
The Bulldogs went on a 14-0 run in the first half to take a 32-18 lead. Stow led 37-24 at halftime.
Brush, thanks to its pressing, trapping defense, quickly trimmed the Bulldogs' advantage to 39-34. But Stow closed the quarter with a 13-4 run to take a 52-38 lead.
The Bulldogs never looked back the rest of the way.
Matt Beech led Stow with a game-high 27 points and teammate Jacob Williams added 26 points. The duo combined to make 17-of-21 foul shots.
A total of 49 foul shots were taken. The Bulldogs made 20-of-26.
Brandon Dawson led the Arcs with 23 points and Delvon Robinson and Christian Oakley scored 12 and 11 points, respectively.
For more, see the Feb. 24 edition of the Stow Sentry.
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