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Western Reserve freshmen finish off unbeaten season

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Updated Feb 16, 2019 at 5:38 PM

COLLINS — The Western Reserve freshman boys basketball team capped off a perfect season by winning the Firelands Conference tournament with Wednesday’s 48-19 win over St. Paul in the conference championship game at Western Reserve High School.

For Western, Carson Roe and Gary Uhler each scored eight points, while Camden Hankins added seven points. Jake Jarrett added five points for the ‘Riders, who finished the season with a record of 12-0.

In the loss, St. Paul was led by Travis Herner with five points, while Kaden Maxwell and Logan Amato each added four points.

The No. 3-seeded Flyers (4-12) beat Mapleton in the first round, 52-40. Herner scored 15 points, followed by Maxwell with 13, Eli Fisher with nine and Ethan Nolan with eight.

In the semifinals, St. Paul outlasted New London 42-40 thanks to two free throws with 1.9 seconds left by Herner, who scored a game-high 22 points. Maxwell added 10 points.

Western Reserve, the host team and No. 1 seed had a first-round bye and defeated Ashland Crestview in its semifinal matchup.