The varsity boys basketball team opened up tournament play on Saturday night with an 81-51 victory over the Highland Hornets in an OHSAA Division I Sectional matchup. Senior Kyle Szumski finished with 23 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists in his final home game of his career. Corey Tripp had 11 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 assists. Spencer Aylward (9 points, 3 assists), Christian Howard-Caffey (9 points, 6 rebounds), and Matt Spatny (game-high 10 rebounds) all provided support in the Battling Bee victory.
Medina improves to 18-5 overall on the season. The top-seeded Battling Bees advance to the District Semifinals where they will take on the #5-seed Barberton Magics. The game will take place at Copley High School on Wednesday night. Tipoff is scheduled for 7pm.