The Hudson boys basketball team has welcomed its friends from Route 303 to participate at the Hudson Holiday Tournament during the last several years.

Pardon the Streetsboro Rockets if they don’t feel so welcome.

The Explorers advanced to the championship game after earning a lopsided 68-38 victory over the Rockets at Ray "Buck" Hyser Gymnasium. With the win, Hudson (6-1), winners of five straight games, earned a date with Bainbridge Township Kenston Friday. The Bombers advanced with a 66-51 win over Canfield.

The title game is scheduled to take place at 4 p.m.

Against Streetsboro, William Wallace led the way with 19 points and Jack Burdett added 14 points and 10 rebounds.