Friday, December 1, 2023

Yonker paces Tigers in win at Orange

Jenson Yonker scored a game-high 22 points to lead Chagrin Falls to an 81-62 Chagrin Valley Conference Chagrin Division win at Orange on Tuesday.

Yonker added five rebounds and six assists in the win and Matthew Suzelis pitched in with 15 points and six rebounds and Josh Norton added 13 points and four assists.

“We played a terrific game offensively,” Chagrin Falls coach Dave Bargar said. “Our ball movement and passing was outstanding as evidenced by our 26 assists as a team. We got great contributions from a lot of players tonight both offensively and defensively.”

Scott Minor led the Lions with 16 points and Ray Bonner and Donald Hughes also scored in double figures with 14 and 11, respectively.

Chagrin Falls improved to 9-6 overall and 7-5 in league play while Orange dropped to 3-11, 3-8.

Chagrin Falls 81, Orange 62

Chagrin (9-6, 7-5 CVC): Vandertill 6, Bargar 2, Thompson 4, Owen 11, Suzelis 15, Norton 13 Amendola 1, Perez 4, McMullen 2, Yonker 22, Cusack 1

Orange (3-11, 3-8 CVC): Bonner 14, J.Leiken 3, Walters 3, Minor 16, Hughes 11, Jacobs 2, Davis 2, M.Leiken 4, King 7

Chagrin 17 24 23 17 — 81
Orange 16 13 11 22 — 62

Free throws: Orange 9 of 15, Chagrin 16 of 20; 3-pointers: Orange 3 (Bonner, Minor, Hughes), Chagrin 5 (Vandertill 2, Yonker, Owen, Suzelis); Rebounds: Chagrin 23 (Yonker 5), Orange 23

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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