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Knights hang tough, but Garaway prevails

On Tuesday night Jan. 17 in The Dungeon at West Holmes High School the Knights played host to the Garaway Pirates in a non-conference, but entertaining local boys basketball match-up.

With the score knotted 22-22 at the half the Knights, under the tutelage of head coach Tennille Cline, were hanging tough against the Inter-Valley Conference leading Garaway Pirates. However, the Knights would be outscored 14-7 in the third quarter and ultimately fall to the Pirates by a score of 54-42.

The loss dropped the Knights to 1-12 on the campaign, while the Pirates jolted their record out to an impressive 11-1.

West Holmes bolted out to an early 7-2 lead in the first quarter on the heals of 3-pointers by Zevin Proper and Collier Cline. Garaway was not phased though and ripped off the next 14 points closing out the first quarter leading 16-7. The Pirates’ run included six straight points by Brady Roden to end the quarter.

Remember that hanging tough thing? West Holmes did just that as the Knights hammered out an 11-0 scoring run of their own early in the second quarter. Seven straight points by West Holmes’ Zander Shultz in the quarter helped the Knights roll into the half tied with the Pirates.

With the Pirates leading by 11 points late in the third quarter, West Holmes got a layup and two free throws from Mason Wolfe that cut the Garaway lead to 36-29 after three. Wolfe would go on to finish the game with six points and six rebounds.

The Knights were still battling hard headed into the fourth, but Garaway pushed their lead out to 12 points when sharp shooting Logan Yoder buried a triple midway through the stanza. The Knights would not rebound from the dagger Yoder buried midway through the fourth.

Shultz finished the game with 15 points for the Knights and Nate Fair played his best game of the season contributing 11 points in the defeat.

Alex Roden led the Pirates in the scoring column with 14 points and Brady Roden added 13 points for the victors.