St. Francis edges Lima Senior in boys


Miller scores 24 for Spartans

By Jim Naveau - jnaveau@limanews.com



Lima Senior’s Jainaz Cameron has hit shot blocked by St. Francis’ Jackie Harris during Tuesday night’s game at Lima Senior High.

Lima Senior’s Jainaz Cameron has hit shot blocked by St. Francis’ Jackie Harris during Tuesday night’s game at Lima Senior High.


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Lima Senior’s Jatsiel Colon puts up a shot against St. Francis’ Tayler McNeal during Tuesday night’s game at Lima Senior High.

Lima Senior’s Jatsiel Colon puts up a shot against St. Francis’ Tayler McNeal during Tuesday night’s game at Lima Senior High.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

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Kewpee Holiday Classic

The Lima Senior Athletic Department will be play host to the annual Kewpee Holiday Classic on Friday and Saturday in the Lima Senior Gymnasium.

At 6 p.m. Friday, Huber Heights Wayne will play L’Anse Creuse North from Michigan followed by Toledo Woodward against Lima Senior.

The consolation game will be played at 6 p.m. Saturday followed by the championship contest.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets will be available at the door only.

LIMA — Toledo St. Francis blocked a Lima Senior shot in the final seconds to hold on for a 55-54 win over the Spartans in boys basketball on Tuesday night at Lima Senior.

St. Francis built an 11-point lead, 53-42, with 6 ½ minutes left in the game on the strength of a 19-4 run that began late in the third quarter and carried over into the fourth quarter after Lima Senior had taken a 38-34 lead.

Lima Senior caught up twice in the fourth quarter but never was able to take the lead again after leading for almost all of the first 2 ½ quarters. The Spartans tied the game at 53-53 on a 3-pointer by Greg Johnson and tied it again at 54-54 when Bryan Miller hit one shot of a one-and-one.

But St. Francis got the deciding point on a free throw by Jackie Harris with 1:16 left in the game.

Jakiel Wells scored 24 points and Harris had 20 points and 16 rebounds to lead St. Francis (3-1, 2-0 TRAC). Miller scored 24 points and Johnson had 13 points for Lima Senior (3-1, 1-1 TRAC).

Lima Senior was up by four points, 30-26, at halftime but led for all but the opening seconds of the game in the first 16 minutes.

The Spartans led 16-13 after one quarter and stretched their lead to as many as six points late in the second quarter.

Miller got Lima Senior off to a fast start with 12 points in the first quarter, including a pair of 3-pointers. Miller had 10 of the first 12 points for the Spartans.

Johnson provided some offense off the bench in the second quarter with eight points, including a 3-pointer.

Lima Senior shot 53 percent on field goals in the first half (10 of 21). St. Francis shot 38 percent (12 of 32).

Lima Senior’s Jainaz Cameron has hit shot blocked by St. Francis’ Jackie Harris during Tuesday night’s game at Lima Senior High.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/12/web1_LSH-vs-Francis-RP-001-1.jpgLima Senior’s Jainaz Cameron has hit shot blocked by St. Francis’ Jackie Harris during Tuesday night’s game at Lima Senior High. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Lima Senior’s Jatsiel Colon puts up a shot against St. Francis’ Tayler McNeal during Tuesday night’s game at Lima Senior High.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/12/web1_LSH-vs-Francis-RP-003-1.jpgLima Senior’s Jatsiel Colon puts up a shot against St. Francis’ Tayler McNeal during Tuesday night’s game at Lima Senior High. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Miller scores 24 for Spartans

By Jim Naveau

jnaveau@limanews.com

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See more photos from the Lima Senior-St. Francis game

More Lima Senior coverage

Kewpee Holiday Classic

The Lima Senior Athletic Department will be play host to the annual Kewpee Holiday Classic on Friday and Saturday in the Lima Senior Gymnasium.

At 6 p.m. Friday, Huber Heights Wayne will play L’Anse Creuse North from Michigan followed by Toledo Woodward against Lima Senior.

The consolation game will be played at 6 p.m. Saturday followed by the championship contest.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets will be available at the door only.

Reach Jim Naveau at 567-242-0414 or on Twitter at @Lima_Naveau.

Reach Jim Naveau at 567-242-0414 or on Twitter at @Lima_Naveau.

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