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Copley Rolls Past Canton-McKinley, 76-62

Written By Alex Toma

The fourth-seeded Copley Indians rolled past the sixth-seeded Canton McKinley Bulldogs, 76-62, in a Division I sectional final at Copley High School on Saturday, March 4.

In the first quarter, Copley jumped out to an early lead, as the Indians went on a 7-0 run.

Copley led 21-12 after one quarter of play.

Both teams went back and forth early in the second quarter, but near the end of the first half, the Indians went on another scoring streak to lead 41-25 at the break.

Copley never looked back and built up their largest lead of the night, owning an 18-point advantage heading into the fourth.

Copley’s Brian Roberts finished with a game-high 25 points. 

The Canton McKinley Bulldogs end their season with a record of 13-10.

The Copley Indians go on to the district semifinals against Massillon Jackson on Wednesday, March 8 at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. The tip is set for 7 pm

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