by Devan MatthewsCorrespondentAfter falling behind early to Western Reserve Conference nemesis Cuyahoga Falls on the road this past Friday night, the Nordonia High School boys basketball team made a spirited comeback.As a result, the Knights posted a 56-39 victory over the Black Tigers Jan. 12. Host Falls also lost a 63-48 decision to talented Brush Tuesday. In the loss to the Knights, Falls held a one-point lead over Nordonia after one quarter of play 11-10. However, that's when the Knights seized control of the game.Nordonia (3-8, 2-5) outscored the Black Tigers 13-8 in the second period to take a 23-19 lead at intermission. The Knights were able to maintain their momentum in the second half, as well, topping Falls 18-9 in the third stanza and then 15-11 in the fourth frame to put the Tigers away for good.Junior guard Marlon Boone enjoyed his best game of the season for Nordonia, producing a team-high 12 points, while junior guard Dominic Russo and junior center Jimmy Reeves each added nine markers.In addition, senior forward Kevin Zoul tallied six points, junior guard Ryan Clark and junior forward Eric Hartman both scored five markers and junior center Bo Strikic contributed four points. Junior guard Aaron Pankratz and junior guard Andrew Davis each accounted for three points, while junior guard Tyler Grobe tacked on two points.In the shooting department, Nordonia knocked down 24 field goal attempts and seven free throws. By contrast, Falls (2-10, 1-7) sank only 14 shots from the field and seven charity stripe attempts.Alex Walke led the Black Tigers with 14 points. Anthony Longhitano added nine points for Falls.In the loss to Brush, Walke led the Black Tigers with 12 points and Kevin King and Longhitano added 10 and seven points, respectively.Falls was scheduled to host WRC rival Hudson Friday night. Results were not available at press time. The Black Tigers are set to entertain Solon Tuesday before heading to Twinsburg next Friday. Both contests are slated to begin at 7:30 p.m.E-mail: stowsports@recordpub.comPhone: 330-688-0088 ext. 3113