Three TCC defenders swarm to River’s Lukas Isaly during the Pilots’ 45-40 victory over the Saints in the Division IV sectional final Friday, March 2 at River High School.River’s John Murphy puts up a shot over TCC’s Justin Peltz Friday, March 2 during the Pilots’ sectional title victory over the Saints at River High School.River senior Lukas Isaly fends off two TCC defenders Friday, March 2 during the Pilots’ 45-40 sectional title victory at River High School.

River matches TCC’s physicality in sectional title win

Physical battles are what River will have to get through to get out of the district.

The Pilots got through their first test Friday, March 2 with a 45-40 victory over Tuscarawas Central Catholic in the Division IV sectional final at River High School.

River and TCC battled back and forth for four quarters with each team matching the other run for run.

At the end of the day, defense allowed the Pilots the get the cushion they needed.

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