Posted On: 02/11/19 11:00 PM

After recent losses to two teams at the bottom of the PIL standings, Cleveland stood at a crossroads. Either they turned it around or the post-season would no longer be an option. The Warriors close the path of the former, as they fought off a late run to defeat the Benson Techmen on the road, 64-59, in a game that keeps Cleveland in the playoff hunt.

At first, it appeared as if Cleveland might cruise to victory. The Warriors were moving the ball well and behind the scoring of senior Joey Rodrick (21 points), they led as many as 15 points in the second half. But the smaller, quicker Techmen wouldn't give up. Behind the outside shooting of senior Robert Barber (21 points, six threes) and the overall scoring of junior Cobee Crawford (20 points), Benson also utilized their defensive pressure to create offense and crept within three points late. But a late dish from Rodrick to fellow senior Jacob Bolger for a dunk helped keep Cleveland ahead and propelled them to the win.

"It's a great feeling to bounce back as it's been a tough two weeks," said Cleveland head coach Dondrale Campbell. "They did a good job defensively

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