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CVC Basketball Roundup–November 29

The high school basketball season is in full swing with many Chagrin Valley Conference teams in action on Tuesday.

Here’s a look at how they fared.


Crestwood 79, Chalker 51
Dakota Johnson scored a game-high 32 points to lead the Red Devils.

NDCL 60, Hawken 58
Hawken led for most of the game before NDCL pulled ahead late in the fourth quarter.

Da’Ron Hill led the Hawks with 14 points. Taj Caver added six assists, and David Dettelbach pulled down 12 rebounds.

Chagrin Falls 48, Kenston 41
Will Rossi, who scored a team-high 11 points, drained three 3-pointers in the first half as the Tigers jumped out to a double-digit lead in the rivalry game.

Max Crandall, Spencer Kaas, and Nick Vinci each contributed to the win with eight points while James Kosmides added seven points, 13 rebounds, and four assists. Crandall also recorded three steals in the game.


Trinity 41, Lutheran West 35
Trinity led at halftime, 22-6, but the Longhorns made a run at the Trojans in the second half.

Deoshania Bennett led the Trojans with 17 points and added seven rebounds, five steals, two assists, and four blocks. Iniya Charlton contributed to the win with 11 points, nine rebounds, four assists, and four steals, and Abby Zoeckler added nine points, three rebounds, and a steal. Jaila Wiggins and Koko Bryant both scored four points and Wiggins pulled down seven rebounds to go along with three steals, a block, and an assist. Bryant posted four steals and a rebound. Cienna Smith finished with two rebounds and two steals.

Orange 63, Fuchs Mizrachi 45
Olivia Jackson scored six of her 10 points in the first quarter as the Lions built a 16-7 lead and never looked back. Rachel Oberster added six of her game-high 16 points in the second quarter as Orange extended its lead to 34-15.

Alayeh Washington and Kynnade Bates also scored in double figures with 12 and 10 points, respectively. NiKayla Henderson added seven points, Nina Dzidzishvili added five, and Kendall Norton scored three points.

Harvey 41, Geneva 36
Harvey rallied behind Zharia McMullen to pull out a win over league rival Geneva. McMullen scored a game-high 15 points in the win and De’Yonnis Jackson and Haleigh Lewis added 10 and eight, respectively.

Tahkyah Myers led Geneva with 13 points while Brooke Richmond and Delaney Marrison both scored nine.

Wickliffe 33, Crestwood 29
A short-handed Wickliffe team scratched out a win over Crestwood. Ava Gabriel scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Blue Devils to the victory.

Crestwood’s Kelsey Downs and Hannah Ward both scored in double figures with 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Cuyahoga Heights 33, Independence 30 (overtime)
Cuyahoga Heights rallied from a 25-22 deficit with 13 seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime, where the Red Wolves outscored rival Independence, 8-5, to seal the win.

Ava Galek stole an inbound pass in the closing seconds and sent the ball up the court to Tess Conroy, who drained the game-tying 3-pointer with seven seconds left in the fourth quarter.

Reece Frank keyed an overtime run with a steal and two free throws and Galek drained a 3-pointer to give the Red Wolves a 31-25 lead in the overtime period. Independence’s Casey Adams hit a three to pull the Blue Devils to within 31-30 but Conroy sealed the win with a pair of free throws.

Kirtland 34, Grand Valley 33
Emily Ridgeway scored six of her game-high 15 points in the fourth quarter as Kirtland rallied for a road win at Grand Valley.

The host Mustangs led the entire game until Kirtland’s fourth-quarter rally.

Corinne Greenlee contributed to the win with nine points, and Kennedy Boyd pitched in with seven.

Kaelyn Hart led Grand Valley with 13 points. Carly James also scored in double figures with 11.

Edgewood 65, St. Martin de Porres 10
Kaci Kanicki scored a game-high 29 points, including the 1,000th of her career, as the Warriors dominated St. Martin on Tuesday. Makenna Vencill pitched in with nine points and Bree Melaragno, Giavanna Victor, Annie Mae Johnson, Tori Skaruppa, and Katie McCollister each scored four.

Chagrin Falls 62, Beachwood 40
Chagrin Falls got off to a hot start and never looked back.

The Tigers jumped out to a 21-11 first-quarter lead and increased their advantage to 38-22 at halftime.

Lily Stukus led the Tigers with a game-high 24 points while Kate Bartlett and Elana McGinnis also scored in double figures with 15 and 12, respectively. Stukus drained five of Chagrin Falls’ seven 3-pointers.

Taylor Blackwell led Beachwood with 14 points and Haya Shehadeh added 12 for the Bison.



Steve Hare
Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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