The Beaumont School varsity basketball team won its postseason opener 71-15 over St. Martin de Porres on Saturday (Feb. 16) afternoon.
With the win, the 16-6 Blue Streaks advance to Thursday’s (Feb. 21) sectional final at Chagrin Falls High School. That will be a re-match of a Nov. 28 game that Beaumont won 74-60.
Junior guard Carly Perusek led all scorers with 12 points, eight of which came in the first quarter. Beaumont won the opening period 33-3 and cruised to a 54-9 halftime lead before scoring just 17 points in the second half.
Please note: Beaumont will make-up its North Coast League game at Warren JFK on Monday (Feb. 18) at noon. With a win, Beaumont will earn the North Coast League Gray Division title. Additionally, there are no pre-sale tickets for Thursday’s game at Chagrin Falls. All tickets at the door will be $6 for adults and $4 for students.
Beaumont 71, St. Martin de Porres 15
ST. MARTIN DE PORRES: Fowlkes 6, Freeman 3, Malone 3, Smith 2, Gardner 1
BEAUMONT (16-6): Perusek 12, Mlynek 10, Edwards 9, Carvajal 7, Pomnean 7, Toppin 7, Garrett 6, Letterio 4, Erjavec 3, Brady 2, Gattozzi 2, Pappas 2
St. Martin de Porres: 3-6-1-5 for 15
Beaumont: 33-21-8-9 for 71
Free throws: St. Martin de Porres 4 of 14, Beaumont 10 of 18; 3-pointers: St. Martin de Porres 1 (Freeman), Beaumont 5 (Mlynek 2, Carvajal, Perusek, Pomnean)