The Ringgold boys basketball team made a last minute trip over to Bethel Park on Wednesday night to fill in as the Hawks’ Senior Night opponent.
Ringgold looked poised to complete a surprise upset, trailing by only 3 after the first quarter and only two at the half, 26-28.
Bethel Park outscored the Rams by six in the third and put pressure on the Rams to keep pace. Ringgold continued to battle but was unable to close the gap down the stretch.
Final score: Ringgold 53, Bethel Park 63.
Demetrius Butler finished with 16 points and Nick Peccon added 15 for Ringgold.
The Rams have a quick turnaround and will travel to Connellsville on Thursday for their final game of the regular season.