Wednesday, February 1, 2023

CVC Hoops Roundup: Richmond Heights wins 23rd straight game

Saturday’s Chagrin Valley Conference basketball action was highlighted by Richmond Heights’ dominant win against Orange.

The Spartans extended their two-season winning streak to 23 straight games. They last lost on Jan. 2, 2022.

Here’s a look at the CVC action from Saturday.


Richmond Heights, 73, Orange 16

Defending Division IV state champion Richmond Heights tamed the Lions on Saturday with a dominating win.

Hosea Steele led the Spartans with 16 points while DeMaris Winters scored 15, Jeremy Wilson added 14, and Dorian Jones scored 13.

Henry Bonner led Orange with six points.

Lutheran West 57, Trinity 44

The Longhorns improved to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in league play thanks to a 24-point game by Jayson Levis and a Junior Kombamba double-double. Kombamba finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Eric Snow led Trinity with 16 points.

Cuyahoga Heights 53, Valley Forge 31

Nate Biggers scored all 24 of his points in the first half as the Red Wolves took a 19-point lead into the break. Braylan McClardy added 15 points in securing head coach Mike Tartara’s 200th win at Cuyahoga Heights.

Brooklyn 48, Berkshire 47

Brooklyn used a go-ahead basket in the closing seconds to knock off host Berkshire on Saturday.

Santana Sammons scored a game-high 18 points to lead the Hurricanes while Randall Fields contributed with 10 points and Jaiden Basinger and Jaiden Ramos both pitched in with eight.

Berkshire’s Jack Hasting’s matched Sammons with 18 points and Gavin Hipp and Mason Mendolera both scored 12 points for the Badgers.


Orange 56, Mineral Ridge 47

The Lions improved to 3-2 overall with a road win at Mineral Ridge on Saturday.

Rachel Oberster led the Lions with 20 points and NiKayla Henderson also scored in double figures with 10.

Oberster scored 12 points in the second quarter as the Lions built a 30-21 halftime lead.

Orange used a team approach in the second half to hold off the Rams.

Alayeh Washington scored all six of her points in the second half and Kynnadde Bates an Olivia Jackson contribute to the win with nine and eight points, respectively.

Grand Valley 52, Conneaut 27

Kaelyn Hart scored 17 points to lead Grand Valley to its second win of the season. The Mustangs pulled away from the Spartans with an 11-2 second-quarter run and then outscored Conneaut in the second half, 27-13.

Dixie Miller contributed with nine points and Lily Easton scored eight.



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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