It was a perfect tune up for the postseason for the Nordonia girls basketball team.
The Knights concluded the regular season Feb. 12 with a 49-26 victory at Suburban League National Conference rival North Royalton.
Nordonia led 13-8 after one quarter, 26-12 at halftime and 36-19 after three quarters.
The Knights improved to 20-2 overall and wound up 12-2 in the National Conference.
"North Royalton stuck with us in the first quarter really well. It was their Senior Night, and they came out pretty strong. They hit some shots," Nordonia head coach Julie Buckler said. "But then the game just kind of progressed in our direction. North Royalton kept fighting, I give them credit, but we just pulled away."
Leading the way for Nordonia was junior guard Hallie Majoros, who scored 15 points on five three-point shots, all in the first half.
"There are moments where Hallie has struggled this season, but she was just on in this game," said Buckler.
Senior guard/forward Lizzie Imrie scored 13 points, including two three-pointers, while junior guard/forward Maddy Cluse had 10 points.
"Lizzie always does the little things to help us," Buckler said. "She hit a few foul shots and rebounded well. And defensively she had a good game also.
"Maddy just controls the tempo of the game for us. She did a really good job of pushing the ball in transition and finding open teammates. Defensively, she was able to get some good steals and rebounds."
Nordonia is seeded first in the upcoming Medina Division I sectional-district tournament. The Knights are scheduled to host ninth-seeded Brunswick in a sectional final Thursday at 7 p.m. Brunswick defeated Valley Forge 53-49 Saturday to advance.
If the Knights win, they will play the winner of fourth-seeded Strongsville and fifth-seeded Wadsworth in a district semifinal at Medina Feb. 25 at 7:45 p.m.