Garrettsville, OH - On Tuesday night in spite of the blistering cold the James A. Garfield G-Men hosted the Liberty Leopards in a conference matchup.
To start the game for the G-Men, senior Jackson Sommer was able to hit a three pointer right out of the gate. The Leopards Kalan Turner was able to hit a three of his own to tie the score in what was shaping up to look like a closely contested game.
Throughout the first quarter the G-Men point guard Preston Gedeon was able to keep attacking the basket and help his team put up a good 15 points to start the game. Liberty was playing catch-up and was only able to score nine points in the quarter. 15-9 G-MEN after one.
Starting the second quarter the Leopards needed some magic, and it looked like they had some with constant scoring from Kalan Turner and Silas Robinson who each put up a few buckets of their own helping their team reach 23 points to end the first half.
Garfield's offense was running through the Leopards defense with Gedeon and Sommer putting up impressive numbers and helping their team put up another 15 points in the quarter. they had the halftime lead at 30-23.
Coming out of the half the Leopards started out hot putting up 4 points right away from Turner and Robinson, but the excitement was short lived. The G-MEN defense looked rejuvenated as they started to clamp down on Liberty's offense.
Garfield looked great offensively in the third quarte as Sommer was able to put up four back-to-back three pointers, which helped extend his teams lead to 15 making the score 49-34.
The Leopards needed a miracle to happen for them to come back into this game, but unfortunately for them, Robinson and Turner couldn't do it all by themselves. They each put up over 20 points in the game but it wasn't enough against the G-Men's lockdown defense.
Even though the G-Men's defense was able to keep the Leopards from catching up, the offense didn't slow down either as the offense just kept making their shots count. Senior Carter Bates was able to to put up eight points of his own this quarter helping the team reach 69 points and run past the Leopards 69-50.
The MVPs for the G-Men were Jackson Sommer who put up an impressive 26 points while Preston Gedeon dropped in 24 points of his own.
Post-game interview with G-Men head coach Andy Olesky.
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