The season ended tonight for the courageous Chardon (Ohio)
boys basketball team with a 74-58 loss to Brush (Lyndhurst, Ohio)
during the Division I sectional finals.
The Chardon players had overcome a tragic shooting at their school on Monday by posting a 19-point victory on Thursday
. They actually held a 29-26 halftime lead over Brush, but could not overcome the winner's 29-point fourth-quarter flurry.Nick Ruckel
paced Chardon's balanced attack with 16 points and Ryan Thompson was close behind with 15. Ben Ferlich and Mike Ellman combined for 23 points. Brush's Pharaoh Brown
took game honors with 20 points.