The Westlake Varsity Boys Basketball Team dropped a game at home against North Ridgeville 67-58.
In front of a packed house, celebrating the announcement of the 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees and Coaches vs. Cancer, the Demons played without their leading scorer and rebounder, Justin Garcia.
Dylan Bednar hit Joe Klessel under the basket to get points on board for the Demons.
The Demons were outplayed and were down 21-11 at the end of the 1st quarter.
Blake Wolfe hit a quick bucket to start the 2nd quarter as the team rallied for an impressive comeback. The Demons bench caught fire, led by Michael Stenger who shot three 3 pointers in a row to close the gap. Nate Klima made a steal and scored to make it a 2 point game. Westlake continued to play hard and just like that, Austin Norris scored 2 points and the Demons took the first lead of the night 30-29. North Ridgeville quickly responded and went on a small run to take a 37-32 lead into halftime.
Westlake came out in the third quarter and just couldn’t get their shots to fall, scoring a dismal 5 points and found themselves down 51-37 going into the final quarter.
The Demons looked to their bench again for support and Charlie Zkiab and Ray Ellington both went deep for 2 three pointers each to cut the lead to single digits 65-56. Time was not on the Demons side, as the clock ran down and Westlake fell short 67-58.
Scoring for the Demons:
Austin Norris – 10
Michael Stenger- 9
Joe Klessel- 9
Ray Ellington- 8
Nate Klima -7
Blake Wolfe- 6
Will Ostrowski 3
Westlake is 11-7 (9-6 conference) and play at Amherst on Tuesday, February 11.