North Ridgeville, OH- In a hard-fought battle on the court, the Jefferson Falcons faced off against the Lutheran West Longhorns in the OHSAA playoffs district semifinal, ultimately falling short with a final score of 44-65.

Jefferson Falcons: 9 | 15 | 5 | 15 = 44
Lutheran West: 10 | 19 | 21 | 15 = 65

Jefferson Falcons Total Points:

  • Joey DeGeorge: 14
  • Anthony Covetta: 12
  • Dylan Beebe: 10
  • Robbie Pisano: 5
  • Joel Navarro: 2
  • Terry Brown: 1

Lutheran West Total Points:

  • Jayson Levis: 21
  • Tino Yli-Junnila: 15
  • Matt Meyer: 8
  • Josh Meyer: 8
  • Dylan Bartchok: 7
  • Nick Parker: 6

Despite a valiant effort by the Falcons, led by standout performances from Joey DeGeorge, Anthony Covetta, and Dylan Beebe, they were unable to overcome the formidable Lutheran West squad. DeGeorge led the Falcons’ scoring with 14 points, followed closely by Covetta with 12 points and Beebe with 10 points. However, the Falcons faced a tough defensive challenge from Lutheran West, which limited their offensive opportunities throughout the game.

On the other side, Lutheran West showcased their offensive prowess, with Jayson Levis leading the charge with 21 points, followed by Tino Yli-Junnila with 15 points. The Longhorns’ balanced scoring attack, coupled with their strong defensive performance, proved to be the difference-maker in securing the victory and advancing to the district championship game.

While the Falcons’ season comes to an end with this loss, they can look back on a season filled with remarkable achievements and milestones. Notably, both senior Joey DeGeorge and junior Anthony Covetta reached the impressive milestone of 1,000 career points, highlighting their outstanding contributions to the team.

As for Lutheran West, they will now prepare to face the winner of the Rocky River Pirates vs. Howland Tigers game in the district championship game. With their strong performance in the semifinal matchup, the Longhorns are poised to continue their postseason success and vie for the district title.