POLAND, OH- Poland playing their final home game of the season against the Austintown Fitch Falcons, were looking for victory momentum before playing their rival on Friday. The Bulldogs would do just that on Senior Night. Poland Seniors Michael Cougras and Adam Kassem both finished in double figures in points. Bulldogs beat the Falcons 53-44.
First-quarter was a defensive dominate 8 minutes with Fitch taking the early lead 11-10. Devin Sherwood for the Falcons lead all scorers with 6 points at the end of the quarter. The Falcons regained the lead going into halftime 24-23 after getting some support from the bench. Ross Dedo helped the Bulldogs keep close with the Falcons with 8 points going into halftime.
Poland regained the lead in the third quarter and went back and forth with the Falcons for the lead until the end of the game. Poland comes away with a victory 53-44 on Senior Night. Kassem led all scorers at the end of the night with 15 points while Todd Simons had 14 for Fitch. Poland (15-6) will travel for its final game of the season on Friday against rival Canfield. Fitch will travel to Boardman on Friday for their final game of the season.
*Story contributed by YSN’s Anthony Melone
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