On Friday, January 10th, the Boys Varsity Basketball Team hosted Nordonia High School. The Bears hung on and defeated the Knights 51 to 49 in a tight game over the last 4 minutes. Ethan Toppin made a jump stop floater in the lane with 2 minutes left to give the Bears a two point lead at 49 to 47. The Bears then held off Nordonia with solid defense and key rebounds by Nick Evanko and Ethan Toppin down the wire. Jordan Garland and Ethan Toppin each converted a free throw at the end of the game to hold on to the lead and secure the victory.
Leading the way offensively for the Bears was Ethan Toppin with 13 points including 3 straight three pointers in the second quarter. Also in double figures were Omar Abuhamdeh with 12 points and Nick Evanko with 11 points. Also scoring were Jordan Garland with 8 points, Kyle Evanko with 5 points and Daylin Riley with 2 points.
The Boys Varsity Basketball Team record is now at 10 wins and 1 loss with a Suburban League Conference National Division record of 7 wins and 0 losses. Come cheer them on as they host Mayfield High School at 7:30 PM. GO BEARS!!