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Black shines in double-OT thriller, hits last-second shot to give Franklin win over Ross and SWBL title

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Franklin High School's Lincoln Clark (left) gets tangled up with Mason Smith of Ross on Jan. 26, 2024, during a Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division boys basketball game at Ross. Franklin won 49-48 in double overtime. RON ALVEY/CONTRIBUTOR

ROSS TOWNSHIP — Carter Black took a dribble, spun and softly dropped the ball in the basket before sprinting to the other end of the court with his teammates in tow. 

The Franklin High School senior guard forever cemented his name in the FHS history books with his game-winner at




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