NORTH PORT — In the fourth battle between North Port and Riverdale High this season, the Raiders had just enough to edge the Bobcats, 56-55, in a Class 8A-Region 3 semifinal Tuesday night.
In a back-and-forth contest, the Raiders made the plays down the stretch to end North Port’s season one game short of the regional finals. At the end, the Bobcats had a chance to send the game to overtime when Ben Via was fouled attempting a tying three-point shot with 2 seconds left. But Via missed the first of three free throws, then made the final two, leaving North Port one point short.
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