Broadview Heights, OH - On Friday night the Brecksville Bees hosted the Nordonia Knights with both teams hoping for a Friday night victory.
Starting the first quarter things were looking shaky for the Bees both offensively and defensively as they fell behind quick. They ended up putting up six points in the first, off the back of their 6'8 center Chase Garito who dropped four points of his own.
Things started off a bit better for the Knights as guard Landon Naylor put up the first four points of the game, but that excitement was short lived. The rest of the quarter was a defensive battle between the teams as they were only able to put up another four which gave the Knights an 8-6 lead after one.
Starting the second quarter the Knights' shots weren't falling and they were turning the ball over, but they were still able to put up nine points in the quarter mainly because of center Mitchell Wiechecki and forward Isaac Cherry who combined for 6 points.
The offense for the Bees looked better in the second quarter, putting up 12 points and guard Luke Skaljac was able to put up six of those points. He also put up a final shot at the buzzer to take the Bees into halftime with an 18-17 lead.
Coming out of the half, Brecksville looked like a completely different team on offense, while still staying true to their defense. Garito and Skaljac were putting up points and creating turnovers, which helped the Bees put up 20 points in the third.
Unfortunately for the Knights things weren't going so well for them as their shots weren't falling and they weren't getting the rebounds. They were still able to put up nine points and weren't out of the game yet as they trailed Brunswick 38-26 heading into the fourth.
In the final quarter the Knights offense was able to put up 21 points on the backs of Mitchell Wiechecki and Liam Gopalakrishna.
The final quarter for the Bees was great on offense again as they were able to put up 17 points behind Skaljac and Garito. Nordonia outscored them in the quarter but it didn't matter as they pulled out a 55-47 win.
The MVP for the Bees was senior Luke Skaljac who put up 20 points leading his team to victory.
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