May 28, 2016

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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…

Boys basketball: St. Edward ends Lorain regular-season win streak

LAKEWOOD — The streak is over. Lorain High’s streak of 30 consecutive regular-season victories came crashing to a halt Tuesday night under a barrage of 3-pointers as St. Edward defeated the Titans 79-62 in a rematch of last year’s Division I regional semifinal game. The Eagles (7-3) provided the perfect counterbalance to Lorain’s speed and Read More…

Boys basketball: Furcron lifts Elyria to upset win over Medina

ELYRIA — Blake “Bo” Furcron and an inspired defensive effort led Elyria High to a huge 65-60 victory over front-running Medina on Tuesday night in Greater Cleveland Conference play. “It’s always good to play somebody else that’s good,” he said. “I need to play that way all the time.” Furcron, who scored 31 points a Read More…

Boys basketball: Midview turns up defense to beat North Ridgeville

EATON TWP. — The offense wasn’t working, so Midview turned up the defense. After a poor shooting start by the Middies allowed North Ridgeville to race out to a big lead, Midview went to a three-quarter-court trap that turned the game around in its 56-46 home Southwestern Conference victory at Kubuski Gym. The Middies (9-4, Read More…

Boys basketball: Brody Kuhl gets hot, lifts Wildcats

WELLINGTON — Brody Kuhl provided a huge first-quarter spark and Austin Conrad helped bring home a win for Keystone as the Wildcats built a 13-point first-quarter lead and never let go, defeating neighboring Wellington 68-60 in Patriot Athletic Conference play Tuesday night. “We rode Brody’s hot hand for a little while and then Austin really closed Read More…

Boys basketball: Undefeated Lorain set to face St. Edward, the team that ended its dream season a year ago

Lorain has been beaten once in the last 682 days. The Titans haven’t lost in the regular season in 689 days. Tonight, the team that achieved the former feat has a chance to end the latter streak. The Titans (8-0) travel to St. Edward (6-3) tonight to put that regular-season mark on the line against Read More…

Boys basketball: Lake Ridge’s Brian Smith plays big in second half, leads way as Royals rally past Christian Community

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Earlier in the season, the Lake Ridge Academy coaching staff challenged sophomore center Brian Smith to play like the biggest player on the court. In the second half of Monday’s 59-49 win over Christian Community School, the 6-foot-2 Smith played like the biggest man on campus, scoring 14 points and grabbing eights 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…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic takes frustration out on Brookside

SHEFFIELD TWP. — After one of its toughest games of the season, Elyria Catholic was ready for its easiest. Winless Brookside, on the second night of a back-to-back following a tough conference loss to Wellington, was the unfortunate victim. The Panthers shot a stunning 75 percent in the first half and a season-high 69 percent Read More…

Boys basketball: Clearview uses fast start to down Oberlin, take over first in Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Clearview knew it needed to get off to a quick start Friday night in its Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division showdown with Oberlin, and Clippers junior Deuce Martin took it upon himself to make sure his team did just that. Martin, a 6-foot-1 wing, had eight points and four rebounds in the Read More…