Wednesday, May 18

    Coljohn ties 3-point record in Independence’s win over Rittman

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    Aidan Coljohn tied Independence’s single-game 3-point record in leading the Blue Devils to a 73-55 win over visiting Rittman on Saturday.

    Coljohn scored a team-high 25 points on six 3-pointers in Independence’s seconds straight win.

    “It definitely feels good to get a winning streak going,” Coljohn said. “We have a short week with Revere coming up on Monday and we will be looking to extend this winning streak into the (Christmas) break.”

    Coljohn drained two 3s in the first quarter, one in the second, three in the third, and one in the fourth.

    Kyle Zygmunt, who scored a game-high 25 points in Friday’s win, added 17 points on Saturday. Coljohn and Zygmunt have consistently led the Blue Devils in scoring this season.

    “Having multiple scorers out there is key,” Coljohn said. “All of us out there trusted each other with the ball this weekend. Kyle and I have been playing together for a long time and we know where to find each other on the court to create scoring opportunities for each other.”

    Zygmunt scored nine points in the first quarter as the Blue Devils jumped out to a 20-14 lead. He added six more in the second to push Independence’s lead to 41-27 at halftime.

    The Blue Devils outscored Rittman in the second half, 32-28.

    Braden Flynn also scored in double figures with 11 points and London Jatsek added six. Cy Joliffe pitched in with four, Noah Terrano and Joey Jirmasek both contributed three points, and Michael Tommer and Sam Crooks finished with two points each.

    Bryce Holmes scored a game-high 28 points to lead Rittman.


    Steve Hare
    The creator and publisher of, 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, a member of the network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. was created in 2004 and was a member of the 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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