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Windham spoils Garfield’s home opener 63-43

Garrettsville, Ohio- Friday night two schools from neighboring cities faced off as the Garrettsville-Garfield G-Men hosted the Windham Bombers in a non-conference matchup. Both teams came together to honor G-Men senior Max May who has been battling a cancerous brain tumor over the past two years but would not let it stop him from missing any practices or games.


Windham won the tip and scored before May scored the first bucket for the G-Men which brought every fan in the building to their feet for a standing ovation for the senior. The G-Men would eventually take a 13-8 lead at the end of the first and it would be their only lead after a quarter in the game.


The second quarter Windham started to show their worth and ability. They opened the quarter with a 6-0 run behind back-to-back three pointers from senior guards Chase Eye and Dylan McCone. The Bombers would eventually go on a 23-10 run to take a 31-23 halftime lead. Eye led the Bombers with 13 points and senior post player Jackson Sommer of Garfield led the team with 14.


The second half was all Windham as they started to impose their dominance on both ends of the floor. The G-Men picked up six quick team fouls in the third and at one point had 30 turnovers and a 14 point deficit to end the quarter down 47-33.


In the fourth, Windham pulled their starters with about 3 minutes left in the game and it became a track meet for both teams with the G-Men trimming the deficit to 10 before Bomber guard Lucas Churchill helped pushed the lead to a final score of 63-43 to get Windham's first win of the season.


"The energy was here. I told the players they didn't have to worry about if there was going to be an electric crowd today." said Bomber coach Cody Apthorpe in the post game interview. "We worked on things this week in practice for the situations that were presented to us today Started to find their worth their talent and ability started to take over. I'm very pleased with the much cleaner second through fourth quarters."


Chase Eye led all scorers with 24 points.



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