On Friday, February 8th, the Boys Varsity Basketball Team traveled to take on rival Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School. The Bears were looking to get revenge for an earlier in the season overtime loss to the Bees at home. Behind a raucous “blackout” from the student section, the Bears prevailed and defeated the Bees 72 to 56.
The Bears led at halftime 34 to 23 behind solid defense, excellent ball movement, balanced scoring attack and solid free throw shooting. Brandon Bielak had 3 three pointers in the first half. Alec Carlin came off the bench and hit 2 three pointers in the second quarter. The Bears shot 8 for 9 at the free throw line in the first half.
The Bears kept extending their lead in the second half and would not let the Bees back in the game. The Bears continued their solid defense, excellent ball movement, solid free throw shooting and balanced scoring attack. The Bears finished the game shooting 17 for 20 at the free throw line for 85%.
Leading the way for the Bears with 15 points was Jack Bunsey. Also in double figures was Christin Limer with 12 points. Also scoring were Brad Kmetz and Brandon Bielak with 9 points each, Omar Abuhamdeh and Jordan Garland with 8 points each, Alec Carlin with 6 points and AK Abuhamdeh with 5 points.
The Boys Varsity Basketball Team record is now at 12 wins and 6 losses including a Suburban Conference League record of 7 wins and 5 losses. Come cheer them on as they host Parma High School on Tuesday, February 12th at 7:00 PM. GO BEARS!!!