Ranger senior guard Nick Lewis goes up for a lay-in against the Santa Paula Cardinals Friday the Nordhoff’s Tri-Valley League opener. The Rangers lost a back-and-forth contest, 50-44. (Ojai Valley News photo by Ken Brown)
Mike Miller, Ojai Valley New sports editor
The Nordhoff boys’ basketball team welcomed the Santa Paula Cardinals to town Friday night for a Tri-Valley League showdown and the rivals engaged in a back-and-forth game that wasn’t decided until the final minutes of the game. When the final buzzer sounded, Santa Paula escaped with a narrow 50-44 victory.