BELLVILLE — The MOAC boys basketball title race got a bit closer last weekend.
Ontario’s 61-52 win Saturday night gave the Colts (15-3, 10-1) their first conference loss of the season.
Despite taking a 9-0 lead early, Clear Fork watched the visitors go on a 14-2 run ad take a 14-11 lead. The game was knotted at halftime 28-28.
Brennan South had 28 points for the Colts while Jared Schaefer contributed 9 and AJ Blubaugh 8.
Shaquan Coburn paced the Warriors (7-7, 6-4) with 17 and Griffin Shaver added 15.
Ontario shot 14-of-16 from the free throw line.
The Colts visit Loudonville Tuesday night before going to Marion to take on Pleasant Friday night. A win over the Spartans, who are in second place, would clinch an outright title for Clear Fork.
Pleasant beat River Valley 72-48 Saturday night, thanks to a big second half.