EAST LIVERPOOL, OH- The Beavers defeated the Bulldogs by 40 on Saturday night to honor the 5 seniors (Luke Chetock, Josh Hilditch, Tate Joseph, Jaden Kiddey, and Logan Reed) the right way.
The first half was competitive, as the teams exchanged leads early in the game. The Beavers were able to create a little separation to end the first quarter and hold on to that going into halftime. After the break, the Beavers came out firing, getting transition bucket after transition bucket to open the fourth quarter with a 30 point lead. Coach Nick Miller then took the seniors off the floor one by one as the fans gave them a standing ovation. The Beavers won by the final score of 91-51. They improve to 12-8 heading into OVAC play.
Luke Chetock drained 5 three’s as he finished with 28. Logan Reed had a night as well, scoring 21 on the night, as Josh Hilditch chipped in 10 of his own.
Jonathan Bertovich came into the game averaging 26 a game and did not disappoint, scoring 32 on the night. Payton Elliott contributed to the Bulldogs scoring summary with 8.
The Beavers will play an away OVAC game this upcoming Tuesday, while East Palestine will face Lowellville.
*Story contributed by YSN’s Michael McKenzie