Thursday, December 7, 2023

Perry tops Chagrin Falls to maintain lead in Chagrin Division

PERRY—Madyson Hacking scored 24 points to lead Perry to a 57-47 win over visiting Chagrin Falls on Saturday.

The Pirates rallied back from a halftime deficit to beat the Tigers and maintain its hold on first place in the Chagrin Valley Conference Chagrin Division.

“Going into the game, we knew that we had to do a good job stopping their penetration to the whole and their transition,” Perry coach Roy Infalvi said. “Early on, we didn’t do a good job of stopping their penetration and allowed them to get to the basket too much and when we did rotate we gave them some open shots. They executed early on and built a lead but as the game went on and especially in the fourth quarter we did a good job taking that away.”

Perry outscored the Tigers in the fourth quarter, 22-11.

“I thought turning up our defense, especially in the press and creating the turnovers, was a turning point,” Infalvi said. “We created some turnovers and got some scores in transition and we came up with some big shots.”

Elle Infalvi also scored in double figures for the Pirates with 16 points.

Bella Delassandro led the Tigers with 24 points and Carolyn Bencko pitched in with 16.

“Our girls’ work ethic today was phenomenal,” Chagrin Falls coach Brittany Anderson said. “I know we were tired but we were doing what we could to make plays. We just didn’t have enough gas in the tank but I’m encouraged going into the tournament.”

Perry improved to 15-2 overall and 10-0 in league play. Chagrin Falls dropped to 15-5, 8-4.

Perry 57, Chagrin Falls 47

Chagrin Falls (15-5, 8-4 CVC Chagrin): Santamaria 5, Bencko 16, Dalessandro 24, Kwasny 2

Perry (15-2, 10-0 CVC Chagrin): Sorine 4, Infalvi 16, Mak. Hacking 6, Mad. Hacking 24, Rodriguez 4, Sutyak 2, Moon 1

Chagrin Falls 17 11 11 8 — 47
Perry 10 14 11 22 — 57

Free throws: Chagrin Falls 7 of 15, Perry 9 of 19; 3-pointers: Chagrin Falls 6 (Dalessandro 4, Bencko 2), Perry 8 (Mad. Hacking 5, Infalvi 3)

Haley Adams
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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