April 30, 2016

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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

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

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…

Girls basketball: Wadsworth’s Johnson too much for Avon

AVON — Jodi Johnson, undefeated Wadsworth’s 5-foot-11 guard, has scored more than 1,000 career points and is an 85-percent free throw shooter. Johnson said her foul shooting was off in the Avon gym Wednesday night and she had to make adjustments late in the game. You couldn’t prove it by what she did. The sharpshooting Read More…

Westlake bounces back from weekend loss to rout Elyria

ELYRIA — It was tough enough for the Elyria girls, who were missing their coach Monday night because of a knee injury, but the Pioneers had the additional misfortune to run into Westlake 48 hours after the Demons lost their first game of the season — a tough two-point setback at Amherst in the final Read More…

High school basketball: Grasso, Firelands girls outlast Wellington

HENRIETTA TWP. — Something had to give Wednesday night when Wellington and Firelands entered its Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division showdown with identical records. Something gave, but without benefit of a thriller that might have developed between teams with a single conference loss. Each entered the game 4-3, 4-1 in the PAC. But faced with Read More…

Girls basketball: Elyria erases big deficit but falls to Medina

ELYRIA — Medina had Elyria down by 15 points midway in the third quarter Wednesday night, which simply made the Pioneers work harder. They turned up the juice to the point they almost caught up. The operative word, of course, is almost. In the final 2½ minutes of its Greater Cleveland Conference game, Elyria had cut Read More…