Lakeside’s high-flying eight-grade boys basketball team is one step away from being crowned Premier Athletic Conference tournament champions.
Coach Jim Hood’s Dragons moved to 16-1 on the season with a 55-45 victory over South in a semifinal Monday at Mentor Ridge.
Jose Ramos led the winners with 13 points, while teammate Josh Gibson was next in line with 11.
Lakeside will take on University School for the tournament championship Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at Mentor Ridge.
Iesha Micav had 9 points to lead the Braden eighth-grade squad to an 18-16 triumph against visiting Conneaut. Macie Arcaro led the Spartans with 6 points.
The Bulldogs will host Perry today, with the seventh-grade tipping off at 4:30 p.m.