A tight-knit tilt turned in Perkins' direction just enough to squeeze past Bellevue 63-59 in Ohio girls basketball action on February 27.

There was no room for doubt as the Pirates added to their advantage with a 20-12 margin in the closing period.

The scoreboard showed the Redmen with a 47-43 lead over the Pirates heading into the third quarter.

Bellevue came from behind to grab the advantage 34-28 at intermission over Perkins.

The Redmen authored a promising start, taking advantage of the Pirates 26-17 at the end of the first quarter.

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