The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Sports

January 13, 2013

Riverside upends Chardon

Beavers shake up race for PAC title with W

PAINESVILLE TOWNSHIP — It was very early in the season when the Riverside girls established themselves as a force with which to be reckoned in the Premier Athletic Conference. Still, they hadn’t beaten one of the other league squads that were generally considered to be contenders. Until Saturday afternoon.

The Beavers used strong defense and rebounding to upend visiting Chardon, 42-37 at the Riverside Community Fieldhouse.

With four PAC losses, the Beavers (8-6 overall) no longer have a realistic shot at the league title, nor does North. Now in defeating the Hilltoppers (11-3, 6-3), they have made things much tougher for them.

Geneva leads the way at 7-1 via Saturday’s victory over Madison, which stands at 6-2. Chardon, which has just three league games remaining, could have remained one loss behind the lead with a win.

“Jefferson was a great road win (48-42 on Saturday) that we had to grind out,” Riverside coach Brindi Kandel, whose team lost at Chardon 52-43 on Dec. 8, said. “Today beating Chardon here is sweet. Chardon is extremely good. They’re well-coached. They’re a tough team to play.

“Coming out and executing the plan that we put in place — that was all the girls. And they did exactly what I asked them. So from a standpoint of how big it was, it was huge because they implemented some things we’ve been working on in practice, and that’s what we’ve been waiting to see.”

Katie Klingman led Riverside with 12 points and 17 rebounds. Ten of her points came in the first period, in which the Beavers ran off the final 10 points for a 14-3 lead. Her work on the boards helped her team to a 38-21 advantage there, and she also helped to plug up the middle on defense.

“Katie had a huge night,” Kandel said. “Katie was all over the boards — defense and offense — and she did a great job on the post players inside.

“She got into a little bit of foul trouble (she picked up her fourth with 5:32 remaining), but overall I thought she did a nice job of being aggressive without fouling.”

Riverside went 18-of-37 (48.6 percent) from the floor, but turned the ball over 20 times to just nine for Chardon. The Hilltoppers , who gave the ball up just twice after the break, shot 14-of-46 (30.4 percent).

Chardon fought back from the early deficit, twice getting within two points. When Lindsey Lyons (10 points) opened the fourth quarter by scoring on a drive, it was 30-28.

However, Megan Carabotta hit a 3-pointer to make it 33-28 moments later.

After Kortlyn Carr (5 assists) grabbed an offensive rebound and found Lexi Parsons (7 of her 11 points in the fourth quarter) for a layup then Megan Tamburiello followed in a miss, it was 37-29 inside the 4:30 mark. A three-point play by Taylor Wawroski (11 points, 9 boards) cut it to 37-32, but a pullup jumper by Parsons nudged it to 39-32 with 3:29 left.

The teams then went scoreless until Parsons converted a one-and-one with 32.2 seconds left on the clock.

Chardon hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to make it a five-point differential.

Abbey Militello scored all 10 of her points in the first half for Riverside.

“We try very hard to teach (that) basketball is a game of runs,” Kandel said. “We never want to get too high and never get too low. We want to try to just play trough the run that they’re going to make and try to create our own run out of that. And I thought our girls did a nice job of withstanding.”

Riverside is still without post player Katie Lyden (knee).

Goldman is a freelance writer from South Euclid.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • BB1 Walk on the wild side

    Going into the bottom of the third inning Tuesday, things were looking pretty good for the Madison Blue Streaks at Edgewood.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rick Peck A Rich Kelly column: Rick Peck... his legacy born at CLA

    We all leave a legacy of our persona as we pass from this world to whatever the future holds for us.

    April 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • BB2 Scholastic Statistics:

    BASEBALL
    NON-CONFERENCE
    Edgewood 14, Madison 3
    at Higgins Field, Edgewood

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Area High School Softball Statistical Leaders:

    INDIVIDUAL BATTING (minimum 15 at-bats)
    PLAYER    SCHOOL    AVG    OB%    SLG%    AB    R    H    2B    3B    HR    RBI    SB
    Brittany Baitt    Riverside    .645    .667    .806    31    11    20    3    1    0    8    0
    Cassidy DiFranco    Riverside    .588    .632    .647    17    7    10    1    0    0    0    0
    Alyssa Chadwick    Conneaut    .563    .630    .625    32    12    18    2    1    0    6    5
    Alyssa Irons    Jefferson    .526    .526    .632    19    5    10    0    1    0    9    2

    April 23, 2014

  • Scholastic Schedule:

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23
    Baseball

    Niles McKinley at Lakeside (4:30)
    Bloomfield at Conneaut (4:30)
    Maplewood at Grand Valley (4:30)
    Riverside at Edgewood (4:30)
    PV at Mathews (4:30)
    Orange at Perry (4:30)

    April 23, 2014

  • Tribe Royals crown Wahoos to split first two games

    The concerns about Indians starter Danny Salazar continue to grow.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Edgewood SB Warriors whack Struthers

    Edgewood softball coach Steve Cunha’s main focus for the season centers on his team playing well in the All-American conference. In their inaugural season as part of the AAC, the Warriors continued their strong start by defeating visiting Struthers, 8-2, on Monday afternoon.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Falcons go the extra Niles

    Jefferson coach Scott Barber knows good things usually happen when you put the ball in play and put pressure on the opposing team’s defense.

    April 22, 2014

  • Emotional rescue

    Three Ashtabula area runners joined 36,000 of their closest friends Monday during the 118th rendition of the Boston Marathon.

    April 22, 2014

  • Spartans stymied

    Ursuline pitcher Makayla Shore freely admitted she didn’t quite have her best stuff against Conneaut on Monday at Skippon Park. Despite that fact, the hurler tossed a no-hitter to beat the Spartans, 10-0.

    April 22, 2014

Sports Week in Review April 14 to 19
Sports Week in Review April 7-12
Spring Sports Practice in Ashtabula County
2014 AP BB Tourney Top 25
2014 AP BB Tourney Scoreboard
2014 AP BB Tourney News
2014 AP BB Tourney Photos
Star Beacon-Ed Batanian Senior Classic
Girls Regional Basketball Action
Week of Champions
Sports Week in Review February 21, 22
Grand Valley at Edgewood Boys Basketball
Sports Week in Review Feb. 3 to 8
Sports Week in Review January 30 to Feb. 1
Sports Week in Review January 13-18
Sports Video Archive
House Ads
AP Video