Senior guard Ted Waka played a key role as Whitmer pulled away to defeat Lorain Admiral King 56-53 last night.
Eight of Waka's 11 points, including six straight at one point, came in the fourth quarter. He provided the winning points for the Panthers by making two free throws with 26 seconds to play.
Whitmer shot 53 percent from the field, including 7 of 8 in the fourth quarter as coach Bruce Smith recorded his 200th career victory.
Gerald Fletcher led the Panthers' scoring parade with 18 points and Dave Veres added 14.
Both teams are 8-8 overall and 6-5 in the GLL.
Fremont Ross 60, Clay 58
The Little Giants clinched at least a share of the GLL championship by holding off a hot-shooting Clay squad with free throws at the end.
It was close all the way, with a 3-pointer by Bryan McDougle bringing the Eagles to within 56-54.
Ross (13-4, 10-1) turned it over, but this time a Clay 3-pointer missed and the Little Giants closed it out with four straight free throws (after making only 7 of 16 previously), two by Lee Root and two by Terrance Jones.
Jones was the game's leading scorer with 24 points. McDougle led Clay (5-11, 3-8) with 19 points and Ryan Stager tallied 10.
The Eagles were 9-of-15 from 3-point range.
Findlay 54, Sandusky 50
SANDUSKY - Greg Friday and Rob Young each scored 18 points as Findlay prevailed in overtime.
The Trojans (11-6, 7-4) hit 19 of 27 foul shots to Sandusky's 6 of 18.
Issian Redding led the Streaks (5-11, 3-8) with 27 points and Antoine Stockett added 13.
Lorain Southview 83, Fostoria 57
LORAIN, Ohio - Renaldo Collins scored 28 points and Lorain Southview (6-11, 4-7) outscored Fostoria 28-5 in the fourth quarter.
Treyvon McBeth scored 15 points and Brice Fuller added 17 for Fostoria (10-7, 5-6).
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