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    Wildcats bounce back with win over NDCL

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    Mayfield ended a two-game losing streak with a 57-47 non-conference win over visiting Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin on Saturday.

    The Wildcats, who improved to 8-3 overall, had dropped back-to-back games to Brush and Chardon.

    “This was a good win for us,” Mayfield coach Ryan Looman said. “We talked during film this week that we needed to not only move past the Chardon game but also the Brush game a week ago, two games that we were right there in. So seeing NDCL, who plays with good energy and execution, posed a good test and we knew we had to match that.”

    The Lions took an 18-13 lead after the first quarter thanks to several Mayfield turnovers that turned into easy points on the other end.

    Mayfield regrouped and outscored the Lions in the second quarter, 17-6, to take a 30-24 lead into the locker room.

    “It was an ugly start for us,” Looman said. “NDCL really got some good looks and took advantage of them and then we had some pretty out of character turnovers. Once we settled down and locked back in defensively, things opened up for us. We started putting together quality possessions on both ends of the floor.”

    Katelyn Kinczel led the way for the Wildcats with 19 points on four 3-pointers and she also pulled down five rebounds and blocked a shot.

    “(The win) was very important because we haven’t been playing our best basketball,” Kinczel said. “This win was what we needed to show what happens when we do what we do best, which is have good ball and player movement.”

    Julianna Nicolli also scored in the double digits as she finished with 12 points and tied teammate Hannah Peterson for the team lead in rebounds.

    “What’s crazy about Juls is that at 5-foot-3, she went out and got nine boards to go with 12 points and added a block,” Looman said. “She was all over the place, but we needed to get her shot going and she responded well.”

    Catherine Rock contributed to the win with eight points and five rebounds and Peterson and Juls Consolo both finished with seven points.

    “Solid game for Hannah Peterson,” Looman said. “As a freshman, to be asked to do the things she’s doing, it’s a great addition for us. She had another solid game on the glass and defensively and we are really proud of her.”

    Mayfield hosts Brecksville-Broadview Heights on Monday.

    Mayfield 57, NDCL 47

    NDCL (6-7): Liberatore18, Ettinger 11, Leinweber 7, Uhran 6, Carney 3, Frank 2

    Mayfield (8-3, 3-3): Kinczel 19, Nicolli 12, Rock 8, Peterson 7, Consolo 7, Sovchen 3, Dearden 1.

    NDCL 18 6 13 10 – 47
    Mayfield 13 17 15 12 – 57

    Free throws: NDCL 10/19, Mayfield 13/21, ; 3-pointers: NDCL 3 (Ettinger 2, Uhran) Mayfield 8 (Kinczel 4, Nicoll 2); Rebounds – Mayfield 39 (Nicolli 9, Peterson 9), Assists: Mayfield 8 (Rock 4), Steals: Mayfield 10 ( Rock 4)

    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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