Harding slams past Euclid to advance

Harding Boys Basketball: Shakem Johnson

Warren, OH (WKBN) – The Warren Harding boys basketball team defeated Euclid, 82-61 Wednesday in a Division I Sectional Semifinal at Warren Harding High School.

The Raiders trailed early in the first quarter, but rallied to a 39-29 halftime advantage. A solid effort on both sides of the ball helped Harding pull away in the second half. The Raiders outscored Euclid 27-10 in the fourth quarter to secure the win.

Junior Gabe Simpson led the way with 21 points, 5 assists, and 3 steals. Derek Culver had 15 points and 17 rebounds, while Shakem Johnson scored 17 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.

Harding (18-5) advances to host Ashtabula Lakeside this Saturday at 7 p.m.

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