Saturday, May 25

    Mayfield rallies to beat Kenston in overtime

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    Persistence paid off for Mayfield as the Wildcats rallied back from a double-digit deficit to defeat visiting Kenston in overtime on Saturday, 43-39.

    The visiting Bombers led at halftime, 20-10, but the Wildcats began their comeback in the third quarter with a 17-9 run.

    “I’m very proud of our girls today and how we kept battling,” said Mayfield coach Cullen Harris. “We were down 10 at the half and coming back to win against a disciplined, well-coached Kenston team is truly a testament to the girls and how they believe in one another.”

    Olivia Williams scored seven of Mayfield’s 10 first-half points while Nav Buttar scored two points in the first quarter and Sydney Montgomery drained a pair of free throws in the second quarter.

    The Wildcats found much more success in the third quarter.

    Hailey Inmon sparked Mayfield’s third-quarter run with all seven of her points in the frame and Buttar added five more points. Williams scored two points during Mayfield’s run and Jenna D’Angelo hit a 3-pointer.

    The Wildcats then outscored the Bombers in the fourth, 9-7, to force the extra period.

    Gigi Raguz scored all four of her points in overtime and Williams and Buttar combined for three free throws in the extra period.

    “We played together in the second half, made the extra pass, played within ourselves, and we were able to claw back and come away with the victory,” Harris said.

    Williams led the Wildcats with 13 points, Buttar contributed with 11, Inmon pitched in with seven, D’Angelo finished with five, Raguz scored four, and Alex DiPippo added two points in the victory.

    With the win, the Wildcats improved to 7-6 overall and 3-3 in the Western Reserve Conference.

    Brook Pagon led Kenston with 11 points.



    Steve Hare
    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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