The Hudson boys basketball team's 13-game winning streak is over.
So is the Explorers' season.
Third-seeded Hudson lost a convincing 66-48 decision to top-seeded Nordonia in a Division I district title game March 9 at Copley High School.
With the loss, the Explorers finished 20-5. Hudson's 20 wins is a school record.
The Explorers stormed out of the gate to take an 8-2 lead, but the Knights (22-3) rallied to take a 15-14 lead.
Ben Gedeon opened the scoring in the second quarter with a short jumper to give Hudson a 16-15 advantage.
The Explorers never led again.
Hudson scored a total of nine points in the second and third quarters, respectively, and Nordonia took complete control.
The Knights led by as many as 28 (60-32) midway through the fourth quarter.
Nordonia 6-foot-8 senior center Chris Scott, who recently made a verbal commitment to play at Notre Dame College in South Euclid, led the way with 22 points. He was 6-of-6 from the floor and 10-for-10 at the free throw line. Scott also had 12 rebounds and three blocked shots.
Dameon Luster also made all of his shots (5-of-5 from the floor and 2-of-2 from the foul line) on his way to 12 points for the Knights. He also had two dunks off steals. Nick Piotrowski added 11 points for Nordonia.
Zack Brandy led the Explorers with 21 points and nine rebounds and teammate Ben Gedeon added 12 points. Hudson made 18-of-59 shots and was just 2-of-21 from the three-point arc.
For more, see the March 13 edition of the Hudson Hub-Times.
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