A Jan. 29, 56-28, Warrior boys victory over Elyria was followed by a Friday, 63-59, loss at Solomon. The team played Remington at home on Tuesday. The Warriors play Friday in a homecoming match-up against Goessel.
Braxton Kyle opened the game with a steal and layup for the first two points of the contest. An assist from Seth Topham to Austin Savage gave the Warriors the 4-0 lead. Garrett Schroeder scored next with two free throws and Hunter Pickens got on the board with a two.
Elyria scored two at the 4-minute mark. Topham and Grad each added a two. With less than 10 seconds on the clock, Tommy Morris had a steal and a layup. PBHS led 14-2 at the end of the quarter.
PBHS defense held Elyria to two points in the second while the Warriors added 13. Gard led the team with five points. Savage added four. Morris and Pickens each scored a basket. PBHS led, 27-4, at halftime.
The third quarter offensive edge went to Elyria, 15-13, but PBHS led, 40-19, at the end of three. Gard scored seven in the period. Pickens added a trey and Topham had three.
The PBHS offense breezed through the fourth. Vince Newman paced the quarter scoring with seven. Kyle added four. Nick Preheim had three and Xavier Jabary added two. Elyria offense added seven including five from the free-throw line. The Warriors defeated Elyria Christian, 56-28.
Gard led the Warriors with 14 points. Newman and Pickens each had seven. Kyle and Savage each had six.
PBHS was outscored 18-8 in the first quarter. Gard and Schroeder each had three points. Topham added a two.
PBHS defense held Solomon to 10 points in the second. A 19-point scoring surge led by Savage with nine put the PBHS squad within one at halftime, 28-27. Also scoring in the period, were Kyle with four and Pickens, Morris, and Gard each with a basket.
Both offenses scored 15 points in the third. Gard led with six. Topham added five. Morris and Savage each scored two. PBHS still trailed by one, 43-42 at the end of the quarter.
The free-throw line became important in the fourth. Solomon scored 20, nine from the line. PBHS dumped in 17. Savage led with seven points. Schroeder added four. Gard, Topham, and Pickens each had two. The Warriors lost to Solomon, 63-59.
Savage led PBHS with 18 points. Gard had 13 and Topham had nine.