Thursday, December 7, 2023

CVC Hoops Roundup

Perry’s boys’ and Independence’s girls’ basketball teams picked up victories on Friday night.

The Pirates traveled to Berkshire and knocked off the Badgers, 54-33.

Jake Cubbison scored a game-high 15 points while Jaylen Anderson and Desmond Malone each contributed to the win with 13.

Berkshire kept the Pirates in check for most of the first half as the teams went into the break tied at 20.

Perry opened the third quarter on a 15-1 run fueled by an opportunistic defense.

Isaac Potter led Berkshire with 15 points.

Three Independence players scored in double figures to lead Independence to a 65-36 win at Cardinal.

Riccela DiGeronimo scored a game-high 23 points while Anna Weber and Kara DeSmith each scored 15 points in the win. The 15 points was a career-high for DeSmith.

Despite the loss, the night belonged to Cardinal team manager Emily Doolittle, who entered the game in the final 30 seconds and scored her first career varsity bucket. Doolittle has served as the manager for both the volleyball and basketball teams. She also scored a basket in the JV contest.

Grand Valley’s boys’ team suffered a 69-44 loss at Pymatuning Valley and Richmond Heights fell at St. Edward in its first game of the season, 74-62.

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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