VERSAILLES — New Knoxville’s 26-point fourth quarter made things interesting, but ninth-ranked Versailles held on for a 69-63 win over the Rangers on Friday night at Versailles High School.
New Knoxville senior Lucas Leffel scored a game-high 26 points. Jake Allen added 16 points and Andrew Arnett had 11 points for New Knoxville.
Chad Winner scored a team-high 23 points for Versailles while Kyle Ahrens added 19 points.
Versailles built a 12-point halftime lead before the Rangers outscored the Tigers by two points in the third quarter and four points in the fourth quarter.
New Knoxville slipped to 9-10 on the season and 2-6 in the MAC.
The 63 points matched New Knoxville’s best offensive output of the season.The Rangers scored 63 in a win over Botkins on Jan. 7.
New Knoxville travels to St. Henry next Friday night at 6:30 p.m.