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    Chardon wins third straight

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    Emily Noerr and Jo Janda both scored in double figures in Chardon’s 45-41 win over visiting Riverside in a Western Reserve Conference showdown on Saturday.

    With the win, the Hilltoppers improved to 11-6 overall and 3-2 in league play.

    “We made some plays down the stretch which were really important,” said Chardon coach Cullen Harris. “They made a couple plays there but we were able to pull it away and we were able to finish possessions when we needed to. It was a collective effort.”

    The Hilltoppers jumped out to an early 15-7 lead after the first quarter and took a 22-14 advantage into the locker room.

    Riverside outscored Chardon in the second half, 27-23, but the Hilltoppers made enough plays down the stretch to hold onto the win.

    “They started making some shots late and we started missing some shots late but we took care of the ball in the fourth quarter when we needed to,” Harris said.

    Noerr led all scorers with 15 points and Janda added 13. Emma McCartney contributed to the win with eight points, Ashley Hoenigman pitched in with four and Sam Liechty and Julia Gray each finished with two points.

    “They were playing a zone so we made a couple of perimeter shots and that opened up some things for Emma driving to the hoop, which helped,” Harris said. “We knew they do a good job of slowing the game down and making us play at their pace so we knew we’d have to make some shots to open up that middle a little bit. We were able to get it up to eight or 10 so they had to really kind of stretch out and that helped us to capitalize and make a couple of shots there in the fourth quarter.”

    Amanda Kolar led Riverside with 11 points.

    Chardon puts its three-game winning streak on the line on Monday at 16-1 Perry.

    Steve Harehttps://www.ohiovarsity.com
    The creator and publisher of OhioVarsity.com, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for IrishIllustrated.com, a member of the Scout.com network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. OhioVarsity.com was created in 2004 and was a member of the Rivals.com network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. 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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