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    Montagner reaches milestone in Madison’s win over Jefferson

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    Madison senior Riley Montagner scored reached the 1,000-point milestone in the Blue Streaks’ 62-35 win over visiting Jefferson on Saturday.

    “It was a great feeling, especially being able to do it on my home court with my family and friends,” Montagner said. “It made it even better.”

    Montagner, who matched Elizabeth Bottar with a team-high 11 points, hit 1,000 with a first-quarter free throw.

    “I went in for a layup and got the foul,” she said. “I made the first foul shot which was my 1000th point. Coach called a time out and the game stopped. We all huddled up for a few quick pics then the game went on.”

    Madison led the Falcons after the first quarter, 14-13, and then dominated the began to pull away in the second quarter.

    The Blue Streaks led at halftime, 28-22, then outscored Jefferson in the third quarter, 17-2.

    “It’s always good to bounce back with a win after a tough loss,” Montagner said. “Getting a team win was just as exciting as my accomplishment. Whenever we move the ball good things happen.”

    Chloe Bancroft and Payton Lewanski both contributed to the win with nine points, Claire Wakim and Riley Elliott both added seven, and Kearsten Woleben, Autumn Molnar, Riley Wilber, and Alyssa Snider all scored two points.

    All 10 Blue Streaks who saw action scored in the game.

    “When everyone’s involved and we make the extra pass to find the open girl, the scoring comes easy and the offenses are run more efficiently, which then motivates us on defense,” Montagner said.

    With the win, the Blue Streaks improved to 2-2 overall. Madison travels to Chardon on Wednesday.

    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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