Holding Buckeye to just eight points in the second half, the Firelands girls basketball team recovered from a slow start to beat the Bucks, 50-32, on Feb. 4 in Oberlin.
In the final stretch of the regular season, the Falcons have their eyes on a much bigger target this season. Learning firsthand how looking past a team can change the complexity of the season, head coach Dave Kudela had his team motivated and ready for the second half.
SHEFFIELD TWP. — Jimmy Willbond got Firelands off to a good start, Jack O’Keefe kept the Falcons in the lead during the middle of the game and John Sigsworth came in to close it out.
Incidentally, spring training doesn’t even start for a couple of weeks.
LAGRANGE — McKenah Peters was a huge factor in an equally big win for Keystone against Firelands on Wednesday night.
The sophomore scored 20 points — the only scorer in double figures — and the Wildcats overcame converting only two second-half field goals by going 7-of-13 from the free throw line in their 30-26 win over the Falcons.
Rivals usually bring out the best in each other.
That was certainly the case Feb. 6 for the Keystone Wildcats (16-2, 12-0) and Firelands Falcons (11-8, 9-4), as the Wildcats narrowly pulled out with a 44-42 home victory — remaining undefeated in Patriot Conference play.
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