New Paris National Trail's grip wasn't secure until the clock expired, but when that happened it had a 47-46 win on February 29 in Ohio boys high school basketball.

The Tigers' offensive output in the final quarter kept the fat lady from singing until the very end, but the effort still wasn't enough as the Blazers pulled away for good.

The Blazers broke in front at the beginning of the fourth quarter with a 36-31 lead over the Tigers.

The start wasn't the problem for the Tigers, who began with a 21-19 edge over the Blazers through the end of the first quarter.

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