February 6, 2016

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Girls basketball: Elyria Catholic turns up the defense to sweep Bay, clinch share of Great Lakes Conference title

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BAY VILLAGE — With poise under pressure, clutch foul shooting and perhaps its finest defensive effort of the season, Elyria Catholic rolled past Bay 47-33 on Wednesday night. First place in the Great Lakes Conference was on the line. With the win, EC (16-3, 10-1) clinched at least a tie for the conference title. Bay (18-2, Read More…

Girls Basketball: McKenah Peters sets Keystone career scoring record as Wildcats thump Black River

SULLIVAN TWP. — The Keystone Wildcats had already clinched the Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division title when they visited Black River on Saturday. So they really had nothing more to accomplish until the postseason starts Feb. 8. Well, actually, one item of business remained on the table, the girls career scoring record. That belonged to Read More…

High school basketball: Fireland girls not great, but good enough to snap skid

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HENRIETTA TWP. — They didn’t shoot well and made too many turnovers. But the Firelands Falcons defeated Lorain 39-29 in non-conference play Monday night after suffering two straight losses. It was not a game of enduring artistic merit. Lorain (4-12) made just 17.7 percent of its field goal attempts. Firelands (11-6) was slightly better at Read More…

Girls Basketball: Keystone starts fast, cruises past Firelands to remain perfect in PAC

HENRIETTA TWP. — It was expected to be a tense, down-to-the-wire battle when Keystone and Firelands clashed on Saturday. But then just about everyone thought the Titanic couldn’t sink. After a fast start that set the tone, Keystone remained unbeaten in the Patriot Athletic Conference with a decisive 54-28 victory. The Wildcats improved to 13-2, Read More…

Girls basketball: Westlake holds off revenge-minded Avon

AVON — Taylor Hood said she and her once-beaten Westlake teammates figured they were in for a battle in their rematch with Avon on Wednesday night. It was logical thinking because the Demons whipped the Eagles by 20 points in their first Southwestern Conference encounter last month in Westlake. This time it was closer. Avon Read More…

Girls basketball: Keystone gets enough stops to get past Columbia in Patriot Athletic Conference crossover showdown

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COLUMBIA TWP. — Keystone and Columbia, the division leaders, met in a crossover showdown Wednesday night with 9-0 Patriot Athletic Conference records. Keystone pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 37-30 victory that was close for three quarters. In the end, it boiled down to shooting accuracy and rebounding. The Raiders carried a 22-20 Read More…

Girls basketball: Elyria Catholic beats unbeaten Bay in overtime, grabs tie for first in Great Lakes Conference

ELYRIA — Folks figured it would be a battle when Elyria Catholic and undefeated Bay squared off on Saturday with first place in the Great Lakes Conference at stake. It was a battle and more as the Panthers dealt the Rockets a 47-46 loss, their first loss of the year, in a classic, physical overtime Read More…

Girls basketball: EC rally stifles Rocky River

ELYRIA — Rocky River got out to a fast start against Elyria Catholic in the Coliseum on Wednesday night. But nothing will extinguish early momentum like a big turnaround, like the one the Panthers put together for a 50-37 Great Lakes Conference victory. After allowing the Pirates to jump out to a quick 6-0 lead, Read More…

High school basketball: Keystone junior guard McKenah Peters on pace to reach some significant scoring milestones

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Keystone's McKenah Peters practices shooting on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 30 after her team's formal practice.  Peters recently scored her 1000th career point during a game against Buckeye High School.

McKenah Peters stopped the show when she drove for a layup in Keystone’s win at Buckeye on Dec. 23. Actually, Peters didn’t stop anything. The officials halted play midway in the third quarter so the 5-foot-8 junior guard could be recognized for scoring the 1,000th and 1,001st points of her career. “I was at the Read More…

High school basketball: Firelands girls crash boards in second half to beat Vermilion

HENRIETA TWP. — Keely Hall, Firelands’ senior post, said she and her Falcons teammates learned at halftime Monday night they weren’t playing up to their potential. This was called to their attention, she said, by coach Dave Kudela, who is a stickler for assertive rebounding. It worked. Firelands was tied with old backyard rival Vermilion Read More…