By Ty Bartell

AKRON, Ohio — The Archbishop Hoban Knights celebrated their “Senior Knight” in style, cruising to their 13th win of the season with a dominant 74-26 victory over The Akron East Dragons on Friday night.
From the opening tip-off, the Knights asserted their dominance, building a commanding lead early on. After the first quarter, Archbishop Hoban held a commanding 19-4 lead over the Dragons. Their momentum only grew stronger in the second quarter, outscoring East 25-9 to take a formidable 44-13 lead into halftime.

Despite a more even third quarter, with both teams scoring 13 points apiece, Archbishop Hoban maintained their control of the game. In a relentless display of offensive prowess, the Knights utilized a running clock to shut out the Dragons 17-0 in the fourth quarter, sealing the emphatic 74-26 victory.
Leading the charge for Archbishop Hoban was Jonas Nichols, who poured in 19 points on the evening. Nichols was well-supported by John Johnson, Brady Lucey, and Josh Greer, who each contributed 9 points to the scoreboard. For the Dragons, Raheem Armstead led the scoring efforts with 6 points, followed by Malcom Ellen with 5 points.

With the win, Archbishop Hoban improves to a 13-6 record on the season. Looking ahead, the Knights will shift their focus to a showdown with The Ursuline Fighting Irish (13-3) in Youngstown on Tuesday, February 13th.

As the regular season winds down, a special shoutout goes to the four seniors of the Knights — Joey Hardman, Sam Mazzola, Josh Greer, and Jonas Nichols. YSN extends its best wishes for continued success to these outstanding young men.
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