Solon, OH- The Solon Comets dominated the Warren G. Harding Raiders 69-38 for their first win of the season Tuesday night.
After falling short to Richmond Heights in their season opener at the Cleveland Basketball Classic this past weekend, Solon looked like a completely different team. In the first quarter the Comets jumped out to a 23 point lead halfway through behind five straight 3-pointers from three different Comet players.
In the second quarter, the Comets kept their foot on the gas, upsetting Raiders fans in the crowd from the showboating and physical play to walk into the half with a 50-16 lead. Senior guard Rayquan Thompson of Solon nearly outscored Harding by his lonesome with 21 first half points.
The second half was much quicker than the first. Mercy rules applied and the game clock rolled as the Raiders found themselves down 30 plus to start the half.
The Raiders showed heart. They outscored the Comets in the second half 22-19 to find some silver lining in this blowout game before ultimately falling short 69-38 to lose their season opener. Thompson ended the contest with a game high 23 points.
I had a chance to briefly chat with Solon head coach Tony DeCesare following the win.
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