July 25, 2016

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Buckeye boys bounce back with basketball victory

FAIRVIEW PARK — With Garrett Beck, Matt Cox and Ryan Grauel leading the way, Buckeye’s boys basketball team bounced back Tuesday with a 61-47 victory over Fairview.

“I thought defensive we played really well,” Bucks coach Matt Saunders said. “We made them work in the half court. Aside from (John) Miles hitting some tough shots, we did a great job.”

Miles, Fairview’s senior sharpshooter, finished with a game-high 18 points, but they were countered easily in the Patriot Athletic Conference crossover showdown by Buckeye’s three-pronged attack of Beck (16 points), Cox (12) and Grauel (10), who finished with at least 10 assists.

Cory Inman added nine points for the Bucks (2-1, 1-1), who slowly extended their lead after losing the first quarter 15-13.

“We had a tough one Friday (a 58-51 loss to Columbia) and did a much better job on the boards,” Saunders said.

Fairview dropped to 2-2, 1-1.

In another game:

Nordonia 82, Cloverleaf 54

MACEDONIA — It was a Suburban League loss with a dual meaning, as the Colts (1-3, 0-2) lost Robby Buckwald to an ankle injury in the first quarter. With the Toledo football recruit sidelines, the Knights (3-1, 2-0) took full advantage by outscoring Cloverleaf 59-23 in the middle quarters. Center Chris Scott (25 points) and off-guard Max Hartman (22) had career highs for Nordonia, while Brandon Johnson (13 points), Cliff Collyer (12), Adam Podolak (11) and Jayson Sykora 11) reached double figures for the Colts.

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