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.