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HS Boys Hoops: Hanna Hits for 25 as Olmsted Falls Wins SWC Battle with North Ridgeville 66-47

Eric Hanna scored a game-high 25 points as the Olmsted Falls Bulldogs took home a Friday night SWC win at home over the North Ridgeville Rangers 66-47.

Hanna hit seven shots from the field and converted on nine free throws to lead all scores. Teammate Gavin Dietrich added 12 points for the Bulldogs.

Big games is nothing new for Hanna, who went off for 49 points against the Westlake Demons on January 25th. Three days before that he scored 30 in a game against the Avon Eagles.

Friday night was the 12th straight game of scoring at least 10 or more points for Hanna, who was held to just eight points against North Ridgeville back on December 18th in a 63-43 Bulldogs win.

With the victory, the Bulldogs push their 2018-19 mark to 15-2 overall, and they are 11-2 in Southwestern Conference play, best in the division.

Junior Noah Bayer led North Ridgeville with 14 points in the setback, fellow junior Jeremy Sanchez added 12.

The Rangers with the loss drop to 10-7 overall on the season, 8-5 in SWC play.

Olmsted Falls led it 17-9 after one with a solid first quarter effort, and led at the half 33-20.

After the Rangers closed it to a nine-point Bulldogs lead after three, Olmsted Falls put the game away, outscoring the Rangers 22-12 in the fourth quarter for the decisive win.

The Bulldogs will be back on the court at Amherst on Tuesday evening. North Ridgeville will be at home Tuesday against Avon Lake.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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  1. Caitlyn

    February 2, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Jacob Fekete.

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