Mighty close, mighty fine, Cincinnati Moeller wore a victory shine after clipping Akron St Vincent-St Mary 52-44 on March 23 in Ohio boys high school basketball.

Conditioning showed as the Fighting Crusaders outscored the Fighting Irish 21-14 in the final period.

The Fighting Crusaders broke in front at the beginning of the fourth quarter with a 31-30 lead over the Fighting Irish.

A half tie at 17-17 allowed for a respite as both teams looked to regroup in the locker room.

The start wasn't the problem for the Fighting Irish, who began with a 11-8 edge over the Fighting Crusaders through the end of the first quarter.

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