AKRON OH- It was a backyard brawl on Thursday night on the campus of Archbishop Hoban. The Knights honored their three seniors before the game. Rylee Bennett, Emma Rasmussen, and Kennedy Arison we’re all recognized for their endless contributions to the Hoban program. On the floor, the Knights welcomed in Ellet who currently leads the Akron City Series conference and sported 15 wins coming into the night. The Orangemen set the tone fast as they grabbed a 20-13 lead after one quarter. Stand out sophomore Caitlyn Holmes scored 12 points in the first quarter alone for Ellet. However, Hoban has played against upper tier talent plenty of times. They made defensive adjustments and held Holmes to just 10 points the rest of the game.
As for the Knight’s offense they were sparked in the second quarter by Bennett’s ability to drain shots from the perimeter. They outscored Ellet 19-4 in the second quarter to grab complete control of the game. They took a 32-24 lead into the locker room, and quickly ballooned it to a 52-36 lead heading into the final 8:00 minutes. In the end the Knights ran away with a 75-51 victory to move to 11-7.
Bennett led the Knights offensive charge with 22 points. She hit four threes on the night. Rasmussen was also in double figures for Hoban as she put in 15 points. MaKenzie Grant put in a solid night for Hoban racking in 10. Arison contributed 9 points as well.
Hoban will be back in action on Wednesday as they make the quick trip to Akron St Vincent St Mary to take on the Irish.