Elida built a double-digit lead and then held off a furious fourth-quarter rally from Kenton to beat the Cats 58 to 52 in Western Buckeye League boys basketball play at the Elida Fieldhouse Friday.
The Bulldogs (11-9 overall, 5-3 WBL) led by 12 points in the third quarter but the Wildcats (12-7, 1-7) rallied in the final period. Jaron Sharp scored Kenton’s first 10 points of the fourth stanza as help the Cats pull to within 46-45, but the Bulldogs knocked down a series of late foul shots to seal the win.
Matt Fish led Elida with 22 points while Dante Wheeler added 12 points and 10 rebounds and Drew Brockert finished with 10 markers.
Sharp led all players with 24 points and also grabbed a team-best nine rebounds. Jayden Cornell added 15 points for Kenton.
Sharp was named the Ace Hardware Player of the Game.