May 24, 2016

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High school basketball: Draft does it all in North Ridgeville’s win over Westlake

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Greg Draft works on rebounding all the time. That extra effort by the 6-foot-5 senior Thursday night helped nail down North Ridgeville’s 63-61 win over Westlake in a Division I sectional opener. The Rangers (14-9) advance to play at Elyria on Saturday for a berth in the Elyria Catholic district on Wednesday. Read More…

Girls basketball: Elyria Catholic downs Holy Name for a third time this season, advances to Division II district title game

ELYRIA — It’s never easy playing or beating a team three times in the same year. But Elyria Catholic’s top-seeded girls managed to do just that Monday by fighting off Holy Name 42-28 at Elyria High to earn a place in Thursday’s Division II district final. EC (22-3) will play Padua, a 42-38 winner over Read More…

Sectional Girls Basketball: Allison Schafer gets 31, sets Columbia’s career scoring record as Raiders rally for thrilling victory

COLUMBIA TWP. — It may take awhile for Allison Schafer’s scoring record to sink in. Right now, the Columbia senior captain just wants to savor a dramatic come-from-behind tournament victory. It was Schafer who led No. 2 seed Columbia (20-3) from nine points down in the final seven minutes to beat Beachwood 53-52 on Saturday Read More…

High school basketball: Blanton rescues Elyria in win over Solon

ELYRIA — Make no mistake about it, Antonio Blanton saved Friday night’s game for Elyria. On the brink of disaster, after giving up a nine-point lead entering the final quarter, it was Blanton to the rescue in the final three minutes of a heart-pounding 55-51 victory over Solon to wrap up the regular season at Read More…

Sectional Girls Basketball: Elyria Catholic starts fast, blows past Brooklyn

ELYRIA — Elyria Catholic didn’t score in the fourth quarter Wednesday night against Brooklyn in Division II sectional play. It didn’t matter. The game had already been secured, as the top-seeded Panthers (21-3) ripped off the first 13 points in knocking out the Hurricanes 55-23 to advance to Monday’s 6 p.m. district semifinal at Elyria Read More…

High school basketball: Decisive loss to Medina crushes whatever GCC title hopes remain for Elyria

MEDINA — They say numbers never lie. Well, the numbers spoke loudly Friday as the Bees humbled Elyria 54-37 to eliminate any Greater Cleveland Conference title aspirations the Pioneers may have harbored. After a 10-game winning streak, Elyria (14-6, 9-4) has lost two in a row to fall out of the league race. Brunswick’s win Read More…

Boys basketball: Strongsville halts Elyria’s win streak

ELYRIA — Living on the edge finally caught up to Elyria on Tuesday night. The Pioneers saw their 10-game win streak snapped in a 46-45 loss to Strongsville. The Mustangs won it on a 3-pointer with time running out from the Mustangs’ pesky 5-foot-8 senior guard Sean Aske. The loss, combined with Brunswick’s win over Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria rolls Mentor in OT, wins 10th straight

ELYRIA — It’s been the formula for Elyria since the calendar flipped to 2016. Find a way to win. Friday, the Pioneers saw a 16-point lead evaporate under a furious Mentor rally only to pull away in overtime for a 76-63 victory. The win kept Elyria (14-4, 9-2) tied for first in the Greater Cleveland Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria holds off Vermilion, extends streak

VERMILION — That collective sigh of relief heard Tuesday night around 9 p.m. came from Elyria’s bench. The Pioneers (13-4) had to fight off the gutty, upset-minded Vermilion Sailors before prevailing 57-56 in non-conference play to scratch out their ninth straight win. Vermilion fell to 11-8. “Give (Vermilion coach) Kurt (Habermehl) and his guys all Read More…

Girls Basketball: Elyria dominates key stats, defeats Vermilion

ELYRIA — Free throws, rebounds and turnovers. Any way you slice it, win those categories and you’re bound to win a basketball game. Elyria dominated those three statistical areas Monday night and defeated Vermilion 59-43 in non-conference play. The Pioneers have won two of their last three and stand 6-13. Vermilion is 7-11. Free throws. Read More…