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Falcons down Dragons in CVC Lake contest

Jan. 13—JEFFERSON — Jefferson captured its third win in the last four outings on Saturday, defeating Lakeside 51-9 for a Chagrin Valley Conference Lake Division win.

To start the 2024 part of the schedule, the Falcons (7-6) have defeated Harvey 38-34 and Saint John 62-37 and dropped a 47-38 decision to Geneva.

Jefferson coach TJ Furman said his team will continue to work on the details of the game which he believes will help team when competing against good teams.

"I think the girls have really picked up the intensity on defense and offensively we have moved the ball better," he said.

On Saturday, Mia Contenza scored 16 points and Tatum Bordeaux added 11 against the Dragons.

"They have done a real good job," Furman said.

Bordeaux is averaging

nearly 10 points per game, while Contenza checks in

at 8.5.

In addition, Kennidie Rogers scored eight points.

She is averaging nearly seven points per contest.

"Kennidie brings a lot of energy," Furman said.

The clock was running for most of the second half as the Falcons increased their 33-3 halftime lead early in the third quarter.

The clock ran until the end of the game, except for timeouts once the lead reached 35 points.

"I was very happy with the way we moved the ball," Furman said.

Furman said his team

has been improving all year long and are still learning.

"We are still a young team. We only have one senior," he said.

Meanwhile, Lakeside has won just one game — a 65-44 decision over Saint John

on Dec. 20 — so far this season.

Dragons coach Nicole Grimmett confirmed she

was without numerous

players, including one who recently moved out of the district.

Grimmett is happy with the Dragons' reaction to a difficult situation.

"We are just down a few," she said. "We are just learning to play with a new group out on the floor."

Amiah Brown scored seven points for Lakeside against Jefferson.

Furman acknowledged the Dragons' situation.

"I feel for her [Grimmett], she had some people out," Furman said.

"She played a lot of freshmen, but they played hard to the end."

The Dragons, who are 0-8

in the conference, are scheduled to host Euclid on Wednesday night.

The Falcons, at 4-4 in CVC Lake, are off until Saturday when they host Berkshire.

Jefferson will resume conference play on Jan. 24 at Perry.