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EDGEWOOD COMES UP SHORT IN BATTLE FOR FIRST

PHOTO CREDIT: ROSMARIE ELDRED

ASHTABULA OH- There was a ton on the line Saturday afternoon in Edgewood.  Both Perry and Edgewood fans knew it too.  With a gym full of tension two talented teams struggled to see who would have a hold of first place in the CVC.  Perry needed a win to grab it outright, and Edgewood was looking to even things up. It was a game of runs with the Pirates starting fast opening up a 10-2 lead.  Edgewood would answer with a might 11-0 run and turn in to a 13-10 lead. But then it was Perry that had the counter punch ending the second quarter with a 21-11 edge in the frame.

Perry would extend that run into a 15 point lead after a dominant 13-6 3rd quarter. The Warriors lived up to their name though and had one last push. With the fourth quarter ticking away Edgewood cut the lead to as little as 5.  The Pirates just made too many plays down the stretch for Edgewood to complete their comeback.  They went on to win 59-52.

Perry was led by Grace McKoon who willed them to victory with a game-high 22 points.  Izzy McKoon was also in double figures for the Pirates with 12.  Victoria Lynch added 8 points to the Pirate cause.

Kaci Kanicki was as magical as ever scoring 21 points and practically single handedly pulled her team back in the game in the fourth.  Katie McCollister did a lot of work off the drive and was right behind Kanicki with 20 points.

The Warriors have a crossover CVC matchup on Tuesday as they host West Geauga.

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