The Dukes dropped a 65-37 loss Saturday to the Western Reserve Roughriders in boys varsity basketball action.
Wellington trailed 34-15 at halftime and were unable to significantly make up distance in the second half. The boys fell to 2-5 on the season and 2-2 in the Patriot Athletic Conference.
Junior John Kindel led the Dukes to their second PAC win Friday over Buckeye in a game that was dedicated to former classmate Drew Guyer, who passed away unexpectedly two years ago.
The game came two days after the dedication of a memorial to Guyer at the Wellington recreation park. The Dukes wore shirts that said “Drew” for warm-ups and blue socks in his memory.
Senior Damian Paramore fueled the Dukes early on with his outstanding hustle on both ends of the court. Kindel scored 23 of Wellington’s points in the 62-49 victory over the Bucks and had 10 rebounds on the night.
Trey Bealer and Paramore also combined for 25 points and 11 rebounds.
The Bucks were held to seven points in the second quarter as the Dukes tallied 15, making it 25-17 at halftime.
Wellington added 23 points at the start of the third and matched Buckeye shot for shot in the final quarter to secure the win.
Photos by Russ Gifford | Wellington Enterprise Josh Kindel puts up a contested shot against Norwayne. The Bobcats topped the Dukes last Tuesday 65-46.