Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Hornets top Pirates in OT thriller

KIRTLAND—Five Kirtland players scored in double figures as the Hornets outlasted visiting Perry in overtime on Saturday, 75-71.

The Hornets and Pirates were tied at halftime, 35-35, Kirtland got hot in the third quarter to take a 59-46 lead into the fourth quarter.

Joey Grazia, who finished with 11 points, drained a pair of 3-pointers to spark the Hornets in the third. Anthony DeMarco, one of three players to score 13 points, added five points and Julian Davis and Zach Samsa each added four in Kirtland’s run.

Samsa and Jonathon Ridgeway both finished with 13 points and Tommy Drazetic added 10. Julian Davis just missed double figures as he scored nine points in the win.

Perry’s Drew Schiano, who finished with a game-high 28 points, rallied the Pirates in the fourth quarter.

He drained two 3-pointers and finished with 14 points in the quarter to force the extra period.

Kirtland connected on just 4-of-8 free throws in overtime but held the Pirates to just four points to pull out the win.

Jaylen Anderson added 17 points for Perry and Nate Cubbison finished with 13.

Haley Adams
Haley Adams is a 2016 graduate of Cardinal High School. She is currently in her third year at Hiram College with a major in Communications and a minor in Writing. Haley, a three-sport standout at Cardinal, has participated in many athletic events at Hiram and plans to become a sports broadcaster.

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