Thursday, December 7, 2023

Tigers efficient in win over Dragons

Chagrin Falls played a complete game from whistle to whistle in downing visiting Lakeside on Saturday, 60-39.

“We played a solid game tonight from start to finish,” said Chagrin Falls coach Dave Bargar. “I thought our defense again was very good holding another team below 40 points. We also did a great job of executing our sets offensively going 11-of-18 when running our set plays tonight.”

James Kosmides led the Tigers with 24 points and he also pulled down nine rebounds with three steals and four blocks. Henry Newell contributed with 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Max Crandall added six points, six rebounds, and three steals.

“We were able to adjust to both their man and zone defenses and were very efficient getting good looks in both,” Bargar said. “James Kosmides was outstanding tonight, playing his best game of the year on both ends of the floor. Henry Newell also had a nice game getting a double-double.”

With the win, the Tigers improved to 4-2 overall and 3-0 in league play.

“Our team is slowly coming together and learning what we need to do in order to be successful. I can see the confidence grow each game,” Bargar said. “I told the team that we don’t need to be our best in December. The best teams hit their stride in January and February, and that’s what we are shooting for.”


Steve Hare
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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