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High School Roundup (Dec. 8): Benson scores career high; G-Men win 500th all-time game

High School Roundup (Dec. 8): Benson scores career high; G-Men win 500th all-time game


By Tom Nader

Publisher and Editor



Sophomore Naomi Benson scored a career-high 34 points and also pulled down a game-high 15 rebounds to highlight a key Metro Athletic Conference victory for the Rockets on Thursday in Brimfield.


Ella Kassan also scored in double figures for the Rockets with 13 points.

Three Field players reached double-digits, with sophomore Delilah Rahe scoring 24 points and completing her double-double with a team-high 10 rebounds.

Abby Harlin finished with 16 points and Ally Harlin had 15 points for the Falcons, who shot 17-of-30 from the free-throw line in the game.

Streetsboro (3-1, 3-1 MAC) was 10-for-16 at the charity stripe.

The loss snaps a four-game win streak for Field, which is now 4-2 overall and 3-1 in the MAC.


It was a historic night for the G-Men.

The victory was the program’s 500th all-time. They are the seventh team in Portage County history to reach the win milestone, joining Waterloo, Mogadore, Rootstown, Southeast, Crestwood and Ravenna.

The G-Men put on a defensive clinic, holding the Vikings to only four made field goals.

Meanwhile, Garfield’s offense was doing plenty of work as well.

Three players reached double figures for the G-Men, with Laura McCoy and Mandy Cardinal leading the way with 11 points each.

Madeline Shirkey added 10 points for Garfield.

Garfield jumped out to a 22-6 lead after the first quarter, then pushed its advantage to 34-6 by halftime.

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