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Jefferson girls thwart St. John, 62-37

Jefferson girls thwart St. John, 62-37

Falcons clamp down following first quarter tie

Mia Contenza of Jefferson and Mickey Zheng of St. John duked it out at the foul line as their teams peppered a few field goals around them on the way to a 16-16 tie after one quarter of play on Saturday. After that, it was all Falcons as the Heralds were held to one more field goal ahead of the half. Jefferson would go on to win, 62-37.

The Falcons (6-5, 3-3 CVC) were led by junior guard Tatum Bordeaux, who knocked down two three-pointers en route to 13 points (11 thru the first three quarters). Contenza and Kennidie Rodgers each added 12 as the Jefferson starters were able to be spelled with the big fourth quarter lead. Junior Riley Franklin and sophomore Dani Furman each tallied eight points. Sophomores Jessica Dreis and Leih Valenti picked up some valuable minutes at the finish. Valenti tallyied five points in the final frame, nailing three-of-four shots from the foul line.

Zheng led all scorers with 18 points for St. John, with six of those coming at the foul line. Alyssa Cevera dropped seven points, including a three-pointer in the third quarter.

UP NEXT: St. John fell on the road at 11-1 Kinsman on Monday night, 67-30. Badger senior Katie Grexa, ranked 6th in the state and 2nd in D-IV according to MaxPreps, dropped 21 points and 11 rebounds on the Heralds for her 9th double-double of the season.

Jefferson will host Geneva on Wednesday. The Eagles improved to 9-2 with a 64-35 win at home over Willoughby South on Monday. Junior Emily Buck had the hot hand for the Eagles in that one, scoring 14 points (10 in the first half). Moharrah Jackson and Lexi Besco each added 11, while Brooke Richmond kept things going in the second half scoring six of her nine points.

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