Rocky River, Ohio- Fairview went into Lutheran West on Saturday night looking to snap a two-game losing streak. Lutheran West on the other hand was looking to get their first win over Fairview since 2016. Lutheran West is going to have to wait longer as the Warriors defeated the rival Longhorns 79-50.
The Longhorns were really no match for the Warriors throughout the entire game and it showed in the first quarter. Fairview was able to shoot the ball well after only shooting an abysmal 36.4% the past two games after their record shooting night last week. They also played great defense holding the Longhorns to only 10 points in the first. They would lead 19-10 after one. The Longhorns were led by Tyler Desimpelare with 4 points while the Warriors were led by Mikey Goff and Danny Hanton with 8 and 7 respectively.
The second quarter was Lutheran West’s best quarter as they slightly outplayed the Warriors outsourcing them 18-16 in the quarter. The Longhorns would start to shoot the ball sinking three triples in the quarter. They would trail the Warriors 35-28 going into the half. The Longhorns were led by Junior Kambomba with 5. The Warriors were led by Goff with 5.
The wheels would fall off for the Longhorns however after that great second quarter only scoring 22 points to Fairview’s 37 in the second half. They would be held to just 8 points in the third quarter as the Fairview defense came alive. Ethan McQuate would have 8 points for Fairview while the Longhorns were led by Desimpelare with 5.
Fairview put on a shooting display in the 4th quarter knocking down 4 triples in the quarter with the game in hand. They would empty the bench and Dylan Pecchio did a good job off the bench in the 4th scoring 7 points and having some monster offensive rebounds. Alex Younkin would also have a shooting display in the 4th knocking down two threes and 8 points in total. He would have 13 on the game while Mikey Goff and Ethan McQuate had 18 apiece.
The Warriors go back over .500 with the win moving their record up to 4-3 (2-2 GLC). They head into the three-week athletic pause with some much-needed momentum and have a date scheduled with Normandy and Stefan Stanic on January 12th. The Longhorns fall to 1-1 on the season and get Chardon on Tuesday.