The margin for error was so small it only piqued the anxiety, but Akron Hoban didn't mind, dispatching Malvern 57-51 in an Ohio boys basketball matchup.

The clock was the only thing that stopped Akron Hoban, which enjoyed the upper hand in a 2-0 final quarter, too.

Akron Hoban's control showed as it carried a 55-51 lead into the fourth quarter.

The first quarter gave the Knights a 41-36 lead over the Hornets.

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