Just about everyone takes it easy during the holidays.

Especially Western Reserve Academy.

Since Reserve is a boarding school, the Pioneers tend to take more days off than normal. Thus, when the WRA boys basketball team took the floor on Wednesday, it was Reserve’s first game in 18 days.

For much of the evening, the Pioneers looked like they hadn’t played in nearly three weeks. Nevertheless, it all worked out in the end.

WRA improved to 5-5 after earning a hard-fought 60-56 victory over host Hawken Wednesday in Gates Mills. The Hawks led by as many as 10 points in the second quarter before the Pioneers rallied to take a 10-point lead in the final period.

Chris Livingston led WRA with 17 points and 15 rebounds. Diimitrije Radusinovic added 10 points, seven rebounds and three assists and Mikey Mylott contributed 10 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals for Reserve.

Cameron Baker added 10 points for the Pioneers.