March 26, 2015

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Boys basketball: North Ridgeville feels good, keeps wins coming

North Ridgeville’s Demario McCall drives around Rocky River’s Patrick Connors. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — After winning only six games last season and 10 over the last two seasons, the North Ridgeville Rangers certainly aren’t taking winning for granted. While it wasn’t the prettiest performance of the season Tuesday night, the Rangers put away Rocky River 53-42 in West Shore Conference play to improve to 8-4, 4-2 Read More…

Boys basketball: Amherst not short on determination

Amherst’s Adam Srnis takes it up strong against Brookside’s Nathan Jasko during Tuesday’s game. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — Amherst’s bigs sure are little, but their littles sure play big. The Comets’ frontcourt starters Rees Rua (5-foot-9), Casey McConihe (5-11) and Adam Srnis (5-10) dominated the paint, combining to score all but 17 Amherst points in a 67-55 non-conference victory over Brookside at Amherst High School. Rua scored a game-high 28 points Read More…

Boys basketball: EC hits triple digits in win over Lakewood

LAKEWOOD — Elyria Catholic put up numbers Tuesday night that are usually only seen by the Harlem Globetrotters and opponents of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Panthers shot 61 percent from the field and connected on 15 3-pointers in a 103-73 West Shore Conference win over the Lakewood Rangers. Senior Ceeven Shelton set the tone early Read More…

Boys basketball: Avon can’t stop hot Rockets

BAY VILLAGE — In this year’s cutthroat West Shore Conference, you have to be nearly perfect on most nights to escape with a win. Avon wasn’t Tuesday night, and it cost the Eagles a potential victory. Bay won its seventh in a row and moved into a four-way tie atop the league with a hard-fought Read More…

Girls basketball: Elyria reserves provide spark vs. Midview

Midview’s Shelby Plas grabs a rebound as Elyria’s Sierra White reaches back for the ball Monday night. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Coaches often talk about calling in the reserves. On Monday, Elyria coach Brian Arth put meaning behind the words. After the Pioneers got off to a slow start in the first half of a 65-38 win over Midview, Arth brought five of his junior varsity players off the bench in the closing minutes Read More…

Boys basketball: Lorain rolls over Norwalk

Lorain’s Rashod Berry takes it strong to the basket against Norwalk’s Brandon Bleile during Saturday’s game at Lorain High. DAVID RICHARD/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Norwalk coach Steve Gray had no delusions of grandeur heading into Saturday night’s game against Lorain. “We knew what was coming,” Gray said. “There was just nothing we could do about it.” What was coming, with apologies to hall of fame coach Nolan Richardson, was 32 minutes of hell. Lorain jumped on the Read More…

Girls basketball: Keystone rallies in 4th for win over Brooklyn

Keystone sophomore McKenah Peters drives to the basket against Brooklyn’s Cydney Butler during the Wildcats’ 44-37 victory Saturday night in LaGrange. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

LAGRANGE — If the Keystone Wildcats had played the first three quarters as well as they played the fourth, they would have had themselves a Saturday night blowout. But they didn’t and the Wildcats were forced to engineer a big comeback for a 44-37 win over Brooklyn in Patriot Athletic Conference crossover action. First, however, Read More…

Girls basketball: Elyria Catholic pulls out win over Lakewood in battle of West Shore Conference unbeatens

Elyria Catholic celebrates after holding on to defeat Lakewood on Saturday. Riley Schill is hugged by her father, assistant coach Joe Schill, and Josie Carandang, while Jessie Lee runs toward them. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

LAKEWOOD — Elyria Catholic has already played its share of big games this season but Saturday’s win over Lakewood might be the biggest so far. Behind a 16-point effort from junior Josie Carandang and the clutch free-throw shooting of Riley Schill, the Panthers pulled out a 39-35 win, their first against the Rangers in West Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria ends dry spell against North Royalton

NORTH ROYALTON — Playing at North Royalton has been a house of horrors over the last few years for Brett Larrick and his Pioneers. Elyria had lost three straight on the road to the two-time defending Northeast Ohio Lake Division champions and four in a row overall prior to Saturday night’s make-up game from Friday. Read More…

Boys basketball: Columbia uses flurry of 3-pointers to put Clearview away

Columbia's David Delahunty shoots over Maliek Ivey at Clearview High School. photo by Ray Riedel

SHEFFIELD TWP. — With the game in the balance, Columbia used the 3-point shot to tip the scale against Clearview. The Raiders scored four of five field goals during a pivotal run in the fourth quarter to pull away from the Clippers and hold on for a 60-58 Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division victory Friday Read More…