December 20, 2014

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Boys Basketball: Wellington keeps rolling with impressive win over ranked Norwayne

WELLINGTON — A night after clinching a share of the Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division, it wouldn’t have been a surprise if the Dukes came out flat in their non-conference game against Norwayne. But this wasn’t just any non-conference game. Norwayne entered the game as the seventh-ranked team in the Associated Press’ Division III poll Read More…

Boys basketball notes and player of the week

Horton

Let’s play two (more)! Last June, the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors approved a proposal that allows high schools to play 22 regular-season games starting with the 2012-13 season. It’s the first increase in regular-season games since the early 1980s when the OHSAA approved going from 18 to 20. The proposal, which Read More…

High school boys basketball notes and player of the week

Skolnicki

Caleb Schillace became the eighth Keystone player to score 1,000 points in his career Tuesday in a 44-42 loss to Patriot Athletic Conference rival Clearview. Schillace, a four-year starter, reached the milestone on a spectacular alley-oop dunk early in the game. Play was stopped and Keystone coach Greg Morgan presented Schillace with the ball. “It Read More…

Boys basketball: Open Door stops Lake Ridge

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Open Door knew that Lake Ridge’s Devin Gabriel needed to be held in check if the Patriots were going to have a chance against the Lions on Tuesday night. Gabriel, who transferred from Elyria before the school year, managed to score 21 points and grab 13 rebounds despite the best efforts of Read More…

Boys basketball: Warriors wobble but refuse to fall

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EATON TWP. — Appearances were deceiving Thursday thanks to Christian Community School’s impressive first quarter against Horizon Science Academy. The Warriors outscored the Dragons 23-6 behind the shooting of Weston Lucas and the rebounding of Nate Hull and looked poised for an easy win. It didn’t happen. Well, the win did, but it certainly wasn’t Read More…

High school basketball notes and player of the week

Linn

To say this season has been a bit of an adjustment for Lake Ridge’s Devin Gabriel is an understatement. The Lake Ridge junior is establishing himself as a playmaker for the Lions after sitting out the first four games due to transferring from Elyria. Monday night, Gabriel scored 20 points and had 14 rebounds to Read More…

Boys basketball: Columbia survives push from Clippers

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COLUMBIA TWP. — Aside from an early season loss to Brookside, the Columbia Raiders haven’t had their buttons pushed much this season. At least until Tuesday night, when the Clearview Clippers game them a run for their money before Columbia pulled away for a 73-64 win over their Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division rival. “John Read More…

Girls basketball: Rocky River shows Elyria Catholic who’s boss in the West Shore Conference

ELYRIA — Consistency has been an issue for Elyria Catholic this season as it struggles to find an identity following last year’s run to the state semifinals. Still, the Panthers were just a game out of first place in the West Shore Conference entering Saturday’s matchup against league-leading Rocky River. A win would have been Read More…

Boys basketball: Keystone hands Brookside first loss, stays undefeated in PAC

LAGRANGE — The atmosphere at Friday night’s Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division showdown between Brookside and Keystone could have passed for a tournament game. It had all the trappings: A near-capacity crowd and two teams undefeated in the league and off to strong starts overall. Brookside came in 7-0, while Keystone had dropped two straight Read More…

High school boys basketball notes and player of the week

Bender

Avon Lake’s Ronnie Willoughby, who won the Lorain County Mr. Basketball award in 2011, is gone but the Shoremen might have the heir apparent on their roster. Eric Stuczynski, a senior and three-year letterman for the Shoremen, is averaging 20.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game. “I love everything about the game,” said Read More…