Last season, Norwalk's Jake Fetherolf hit an inside basket with less than two seconds left to preserve a 53-51 win at Bellevue to keep the Truckers’ bid for a perfect season alive.
Friday night in Norwalk's return to Bellevue for a Northern Ohio League game, the 6-foot-6 senior erased any doubts early in a dominating 76-43 win over the Redmen.
Fetherolf finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds on 9 of 15 shooting.
Norwalk (9-0, 3-0 NOL) won for the 30th consecutive time in regular-season play with the win, while Bellevue fell to 1-3, 0-2.
A 9-0 scoring run gave the Truckers a 19-8 lead entering the second quarter, and just once, when a pair of free throws by Jalen Santoro at the 4:36 mark of the second quarter, was Bellevue within single digits the rest of the game at 24-15.
Norwalk led 37-24 at halftime.
The Truckers shot a blistering 9 of 12 in the third quarter while outscoring the Redmen 24-13 to take a commanding 61-37 lead into the fourth quarter.
Norwalk outscored the hosts 15-6 in the final quarter
Ten different players scored for Norwalk.
Jeff Thomas added 15 points and five rebounds for Norwalk.
For Bellevue, Jalen Santoro finished with 17 points and Derek Smith added 12.
Read more in Saturday's Norwalk Reflector and Sandusky Register.