It turns out a 21-point deficit doesn’t mean much in a rivalry game.
Down 25-4 midway through the second quarter, Avon cleaned up the turnovers and turned up the defense in the second half to come back and beat Avon Lake, 52-46, at home on Dec. 9.
“Our guys, they never quit,” Avon coach Kevin Sapara said. “They fought hard, stuck with the game plan, we knew we would hit some shots and our defense got us over the hump, so I was proud of the way we fought back.
“We didn’t turn the ball over nearly as much in the second half and I think that was a big part of what went wrong for us early on in the game. … We handled the ball, we pressured the ball, we played solid defense, we rebounded better, we hit some shots, we moved the ball and it was just a tale of two halves.”
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