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Boys basketball: Keystone starts fast, finishes Clearview

Keystone's KJ Williams looks to pass the ball as Clearview's Jason Young defends. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

LAGRANGE — Keystone didn’t waste much time against Clearview on Friday night. The Wildcats jumped out on the Clippers with a big first half, and then staved off a Clippers’ rally to come away with a 69-58 Patriot Athletic Conference win. Sophomore Brandon Kuhl led the Wildcats, scoring 14 of his career-high 16 points in Read More…

Boys basketball: Olmsted Falls fells second unbeaten this week, downing Westlake behind barrage of 3-pointers

WESTLAKE — No undefeated team wants to see Olmsted Falls. After handing Berea-Midpark its first loss of the season Tuesday night, the Bulldogs took their show on the road and knocked Westlake from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 66-59 Southwestern Conference win Friday night. Olmsted Falls (13-2, 7-1) really got rolling in the Read More…

Boys basketball: Jack Duffner, Logan Bolin come through in the clutch as Midview downs Elyria Catholic in overtime

Elyria Catholic's Jason Kuchta drives to the basket as Midview's Grant Overy, left, and Matt Randolph defend. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Jack Duffner provided the offense Midview needed in regulation Friday night. Logan Bolin provided the spark in overtime. In a back-and-forth battle between two fierce West Shore Conference rivals whose schools are separated by a seven-mile stretch of Rt. 57, 32 minutes wasn’t enough time to settle things between the Middies and Read More…

Boys basketball: Brookside shuts down Lutheran West late, picks up big PAC win in overtime

Brookside's Cameron Drew drives to the basket. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

SHEFFIELD — With the game and possibly its division championship hopes on the line, Brookside’s defense came up big late in Friday’s Patriot Athletic Conference crossover game against Lutheran West. The Cardinals held the Longhorns to one field goal over the final 10 and a half minutes to come from behind for a 63-58 overtime Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria puts it all together, pounds Parma

PARMA — It would be hard to imagine Elyria High putting together a much better overall team effort than it did Friday night. The Pioneers took complete control of the game at the start of the second quarter to blow away Parma 74-4, in Northeast Ohio Conference River Division play. Elyria, with five straight wins Read More…

Boys basketball: Avon stays hot, downs North Ridgeville

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Avon is getting hot just at the right time. The Eagles won their third game in a row by handing North Ridgeville its second loss of the week. Unlike the Tuesday game the Rangers lost to Bay by two, this one wasn’t even close as Avon used a 21-3 second quarter to Read More…

Girls Basketball: Alison Schafer gets hot, Columbia rallies past Keystone

Columbia’s Amy Mirecki, right, attempts to avoid Keystone’s Roni Benko on Wednesday night. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

COLUMBIA TWP. — In a Jekyll-Hyde performance, Columbia came back in the second half Wednesday night to nip Keystone 39-35 in a Patriot Athletic Conference crossover thriller. The Raiders made just four field goals in the first half, scored only nine points, didn’t shoot a foul shot and committed 13 turnovers. What a difference a Read More…

Girls Basketball: Westlake can’t keep up with North Royalton’s 3-headed monster

NORTH ROYALTON — Westlake had cut off North Royalton’s head in the second half, but like a hydra two more took its place. After Julianne Lebo scored 14 first-half points, the Demons held her to just four for the rest of the game. But Alison Smolinski and Abby Miduri picked up the slack, combining for Read More…

Boys basketball: Columbia, Jay Banyasz finish strong to beat Clearview, move into first place

Columbia’s Jay Banyasz jumps toward the basket as Clearview’s Sharrod Brown defends Tuesday night at Columbia High School. Banyasz scored the Raiders’ last seven points to cap their comeback in a battle of Patriot Athletic Conference contenders. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

COLUMBIA STATION — When Columbia needed a hero Tuesday night, Jay Banyasz answered the call. Banyasz scored the Raiders’ last seven points over the final 1:24 to complete Columbia’s come-from-behind 56-54 win over Clearview in a Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division battle. “I just did what the coaches asked me to do,” said Banyasz, who Read More…

Boys basketball: Christian Community rolls over First Baptist

Christian Community School's PJ Norris takes the ball toward the hoop as First Baptist's Brett Snelling tries to block him. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — First Baptist was within eight points of taller, deeper Christian Community School at halftime Tuesday night. But the Warriors, who defeated the Sabres by nearly 40 points last month, ran away in the second half for a 63-44 non-conference victory. Christian Community got a game-high 20 points — 10 in each half — Read More…