Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Offensive adjustments lead Tigers to big win over Harvey

Trailing 8-7 after one period, Chagrin Falls coach Brittany Anderson made some subtle adjustments to her offense. The Tigers responded by outscoring the Red Raiders, 49-20, the rest of the way in a 56-28 win on Saturday.

“Harvey did a nice job defensively in the first quarter by taking away all opportunities in the paint,” Anderson said. “We were able to make some adjustments in the second quarter to open it up and get an inside-outside game going.”

Bella Dalessandro drained three of her five 3-pointers in the second quarter as the Tigers used a 20-4 run to take a 27-12 lead into the break.

Dalessandro finished with a game-high 19 points and Carolyn Bencko also scored in double figures with 10.

Katie Kwasny contributed with eight points and Peyton Gellin added seven.

“Bella has had quite a few games where she has been able to score on the drive and that was taken away today. She was patient and we were able to get the ball to her on the perimeter for some great looks,” Anderson said. “Peyton has been outstanding for us the last two games. She brings so much energy with her defense and rebounding. Everyone was excited to see her capitalize on it today with some baskets at key moments.”

Cynthia Grimes led Harvey with 14 points.

Chagrin 56, Harvey 28

HARVEY: Grimes 14, Alston 8, Wise 6

CHAGRIN FALLS (8-4, 4-2): Dalessandro 19, Bencko 10, Kwasny 8, Gellin 7, Karyo 4, Livingston 2, Santamaria 2, Nachtwey 2, Burgess 2

Harvey 8 4 8 8 – 28
Chagrin 7 20 17 12 – 56

Free throws: Harvey 10 of 25, Chagrin 7 of 11; 3-pointers: Harvey 0, Chagrin 7 (Dalessandro 5, Bencko 1, Gellin 1)

Steve Hare
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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