June 28, 2016

Intermittent clouds

Boys basketball: Prunty to play

WADSWORTH — The collective sigh of relief Wednesday came from Wadsworth.

According to coach Mike Schmeltzer Jr., All-Gazette center Kyle Prunty will play Friday against Highland after leaving Tuesday’s win at Tallmadge with a knee injury.

“It was scary for a second, I’ll tell you that,” Schmeltzer said.

Prunty went down on a failed dunk attempt with 5:06 left in the third quarter. Schmeltzer said Prunty was diagnosed with a sprain and sat out Wednesday’s practice as a precaution.

The 6-foot-6 senior enters Friday’s showdown against the league-leading Hornets (13-6, 9-3) averaging 15.4 points.

Wadsworth (12-6, 8-4) can move into a first-place tie with a victory and a Green (13-6, 9-3) loss at Tallmadge (11-7, 7-4).

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