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WRA boys rallyto beat JFK
The Western Reserve Academy boys basketball team improved to 13-8 on the season after posting a thrilling 60-59 victory over Warren John F. Kennedy Catholic Feb. 14 on the road.
The Pioneers trailed by 11 points at one point. With .6 showing on the clock and Reserve trailing 59-58, Hudson resident Michael Pamer was fouled on a 3-point shot.
Pamer made the first two free throws and then missed the third attempt on purpose to let the clock run out.
Pamer finished with 21 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds and Cooper Parrott had 10 points for WRA.
Cam Withers finished with 9 points and 11 rebounds and Wajdi Ahemed had 9 points and 7 rebounds, including a couple of critical offensive rebounds down the stretch.
Sam McLaughlin added 7 points and 4 assists and had a crucial steal and layup that started the Pioneers' comeback.
Reserve was scheduled to visit John Adams Feb. 17 in Cleveland. WRA is set to host Gates Mills Hawken Feb. 18. Results of those games were not available at press time.
The Pioneers are scheduled to compete at the Phoenix Invitational this week at Andrews Osborne Academy in Willoughby.
WRA is set to play Andrews Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. and Kingston (Tenn.) Academy Feb. 24 at 5:30 p.m.