Thursday, September 21, 2023

Four Hornets score in double figures in win over Wickliffe

Four Kirtland players scored in double figures as the Hornets topped visiting Wickliffe in a Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division showdown on Friday, 73-50.

Seann McGill led the way with 14 points and 11 rebounds, Luke Camino and Zach Samsa both contributed with 11 points and Jack Bailey finished with 10 in the win.

“The team did an outstanding job of sharing the ball and making the extra pass,” Kirtland coach Sean McGregor said. “The starters did a great job of setting the tone on the defensive end and executed offensively.”

Kirtland led 14-4 after the first quarter and 28-17 at halftime.

A 25-15 run in the third quarter helped the Hornets seal their seventh straight victory and improve to 7-0 on the year.

Dawson Cosgrove added seven points for the Hornets and Andrew DeMarco finished with six. In all, 10 different Hornets scored in the game.

“The bench crew extended the lead by competing,” McGregor said. “We continue to improve and we look forward to the upcoming challenges.”

Anthony Olsen scored a game-high 25 points to lead Wickliffe.

Kirtland 73, Wickliffe 50

Wickliffe (6-3, 4-2 CVC Valley): Olsen 25, Fortkamp 4, LaPaglia 2, Colbert 2, Bolen 2, Metsker 3, Zollars 4, Perpar 7, Brenneman 1

Kirtland (7-0, 5-0 CVC Valley): Mueller 2, Cosgrove 7, Powers 4, Samsa 11, Ridgeway 4, Bottesch 4, Camino 11, McGill 14, DeMarco 6, Bailey 10

Wickliffe 4 13 15 18 — 50
Kirtland 14 14 25 17 — 73

Rebounds: Kirtland 40 (McGill 11)

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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