It wasn't pretty, gut-tough wins usually aren't, but Columbus Grandview Heights wasn't going for style points.

A victory will do, and it was earned 54-49 over Johnstown-Monroe on March 8 in Ohio boys high school basketball.

The Bobcats rebounded from a late deficit, outscoring the Johnnies 16-8 in the last stanza for the victory.

The scoreboard showed the Johnnies with a 41-38 lead over the Bobcats heading into the third quarter.

Johnstown-Monroe took a 31-24 lead over Columbus Grandview Heights heading to halftime locker room.

The start wasn't the problem for the Johnnies, who began with a 13-12 edge over the Bobcats through the end of the first quarter.

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