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December 14, 2013

Eagles’ search for a W continues

Visiting South invades, conquers Geneva


GENEVA — made some big shots, and they pushed the ball a little bit on us,” Infalvi said. “I was a little disappointed in our rebounding. I thought we gave up too many second and third-chance shots in that second quarter.”

To help illustrate Infalvi’s point, at the break South (3-1, 2-1) held a slim 21-19 edge on the boards, but expanded it to 45-30 by game’s end.

Nick Schuenaman led the Rebels with 16 points including four 3-pointers. Zach Lapuh put in nine of his 11 points in the first quarter and added seven rebounds for South. Braun Hartfield added nine points and five assists, and Doug Burks nine points and eight boards, while Brandon Teske blocked three shots.

“We do have some players with versatility, which is nice because we’ve got to have some flexibility in what we want to do defensively,” Infalvi said.

“They’re a very nice team and very well-coached,” Vespa said. “They didn’t do anything that I didn’t know; they just do it well.”

Zac Sweat put in 15 of his game-high 17 points in the first half for the Eagles, including all three of his treys. Teammate Steve Jewell tallied all eight of his points in the first half. Ryan Mackynen and Paul Hitchcock each blocked a pair of shots for Geneva.

South also handled the ball well despite playing at a fast pace. It turned it over just eight times in the first three frames. It also hit 18 of its 24 free throws, while the Eagles took only two foul shots, missing both.

“I thought the last few games, we’ve been doing better taking care of the basketball and limiting our turnovers,” Infalvi said. “That’s always a key to the game for us, and I thought we did do that pretty well, especially when the game was up in the air.”

The start of the junior-varsity game was delayed because an accident on Interstate 90 delayed the arrival of South’s bus.

Goldman is a freelance writer from South Euclid.

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