Monday, September 27, 2021

CVC Roundup: Spartans advance to third straight district final

A shorthanded Richmond Heights team is as dangerous as ever.

Cuyahoga Heights found that out as the Spartans, who were missing two starters, pulled out a 63-38 win in a Division IV district semifinal at Brush on Tuesday.

Priest Ryan scored a game-high 23 points to lead Richmond Heights to its third straight district final and Josiah Harris added 20 points for the Spartans.

Cuyahoga Heights has a knack for slowing down the tempo of a game and that worked for the most part in the first half as Richmond Heights led just 30-18 at the break.

The Spartans used a 14-0 run to start the second half to pull away from their league rivals.

Jaiden Cox-Holloway contributed to the win with nine points.

Devon Patel led Cuyahoga Heights with 12 points.

Top-seeded Richmond Heights will host No. 2 Dalton in a district championship game on Friday at Brush.

Other CVC Playoff Scores:

Boys

Waynedale 63, Beachwood 55
Dalton 88, Independence 71

Girls

Perry 43, Poland 23

Steve Harehttp://www.ohiovarsity.com
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes OhioVarsity.com, 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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