Wednesday, February 1, 2023

CVC teams extend their season

The OHSAA boys’ basketball postseason tipped off on Tuesday with eight Chagrin Valley Conference teams extending their season by at least one more game.

Geneva defeated Edgewood in an all-CVC sectional semifinal. Luke Smith led the Eagles with 17 points and Ethan Yost also scored in double figures with 11. Ben Welty and Logan Kray scored in double figures for Edgewood with 19 and 13 points, respectively. Geneva advanced to Friday’s sectional championship game at Chagrin Falls.

Ethan Detweiler scored a game-high 19 points and Jake Bean and Troy Domen also scored in double figures with 12 and 11 points, respectively, in Cardinal’s 58-49 win over United. The Huskies built a nine-point halftime lead and then held off the Golden Eagles in the second half. With the win, Cardinal will host Grand Valley in an all-CVC sectional final on Friday.

Bryant Murphy scored eight first-quarter points on the way to an 18-point night in leading Wickliffe to an 80-69 win over visiting Black River. Michael Culp added 16 points and Owen Malaney added 11 in the win. The Blue Devils will travel to Lutheran East on Friday.

Murphy leads Wickliffe to win over Black River

Cuyahoga Heights had little trouble dispatching Campus International. Led by Nate Biggers with 12 points, Heights won, 78-22. A dozen Heights players scored and the team drained 13 3-pointers in the win. Heights hosts Mogadore on Friday.

Kyle Zygmunt scored a game-high 25 points and Aidan Coljohn added 16 in leading Independence to a 67-41 win over visiting Mapleton in a Division IV sectional semifinal. The Blue Devils will play at Cornerstone Christian on Friday.

Independence plays complete game in postseason win

Orange edged Holy Name, 56-54, and will play at Shaw on Friday. Brooklyn defeated Triway, 71-63, and will travel to Columbia on Friday. Beachwood also advanced with a 58-54 win over Canton Central Catholic. The Bison will travel to Smithville on Friday.

Other CVC scores:

  • Norton 53, Hawken 44
  • Springfield 55, Crestwood 18
  • Garfield 58, Berkshire 43
  • Newton Falls 57, Kirtland 50
  • Wellington 60, Trinity 49
  • Chardon 78, West Geauga 51
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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