The Beaumont School varsity basketball team went on the road and won its season opener at Chagrin Falls High School, 74-60, on Wednesday (Nov. 28) night.
Coach Russell’s team jumped in front 20-12 after the first period and then exploded by hitting seven three-pointers in the second stanza to take a 44-25 lead into the break.
Juniors Carly Perusek (three), Elizabeth Carvajal (two) and Mia Mlynek (two) combined to hit seven triples in the eight-minute second quarter.
Beaumont won the third quarter 18-12 to put any hopes of a Tiger comeback to rest and then cruised down the stretch to preserve the victory.
Chagrin Falls scored 26 of its 60 points in the final quarter, including 15 from junior Carolyn Bencko, to make the final margin 14.
Perusek led Beaumont with 21 points while Mlynek and sophomore Lydia Gattozzi were both in double-figures with 11. Carvajal hit three threes from her two-guard spot, seniors Hanna Pappas and Brigida Erjavec joined sophomore Elissa Letterio as six-point scorers and sophomore forward Tamya Edwards chipped in four points.
Chagrin’s Bella Dalessandro led all scorers with 22.
The Blue Streaks will be back at it on Thursday (Nov. 29) in the opening round of the Melanie Williams Tournament which is being hosted by Andrews Osborne Academy. Beaumont opens with Eastlake North and that game will tip at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.