February 14, 2016

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Boys basketball: Midview finding groove, dominates Amherst

EATON TWP. — The Midview Middies are starting to play like a veteran team that has five seniors in their starting lineup, and that could be bad news for the rest of the Southwestern Conference. The Middies got a game-high 18 points from Jacob Wells and 11 each from Garret Overy and Dimitri Redwood as Read More…

Boys basketball: Keystone tops Lutheran West in defensive struggle

ROCKY RIVER — Friday night at Wittrock Gymnasium, the host Lutheran West Longhorns and the Keystone Wildcats squared off in an early season Patriot Athletic Conference game that seemed to be in midseason form. Mid-wrestling season! In a physical and defensive hoops battle, the Wildcats emerged with a 49-43 win on a night when both Read More…

Boys basketball: Oberlin rises up, downs Wellington in season opener

OBERLIN — Will high-pressure defense and a potent inside-outside scoring duo help the Phoenix rise from the ashes this season? Behind 26 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks from junior forward Donald Johnson, Oberlin opened its season with a 63-54 win over the Wellington Dukes on Friday. The teams traded early buckets until Oberlin held Read More…

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North Ridgeville's Jack Lesniak, right, rebounds next to Darquan Woods of Elyria. DAVID RICHARD / CHRONICLE

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Girls basketball: Elyria erases big deficit but falls to Medina

ELYRIA — Medina had Elyria down by 15 points midway in the third quarter Wednesday night, which simply made the Pioneers work harder. They turned up the juice to the point they almost caught up. The operative word, of course, is almost. In the final 2½ minutes of its Greater Cleveland Conference game, Elyria had cut Read More…

Girls basketball: Firelands good enough to topple Lutheran West

HENRIETTA TWP. — Firelands didn’t quite play to the level that coach Dave Kudela was hoping for Wednesday night when it hosted Lutheran West in a Patriot Athletic Conference crossover game. It turned out that the Falcons’ so-so performance was just good enough as they hung on to defeat the Longhorns 44-42. “We’re struggling a lot Read More…

Boys basketball: Avon’s Damantie Thornton proves to be a thorn in Avon Lake’s side with clutch play down the stretch

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AVON LAKE — Damantie Thornton made sure Avon’s first game in the Southwestern Conference was one to remember. Thornton, a 6-foot-2 guard, scored eight of his 14 points in the fourth quarter, including two free throws with 5.9 seconds remaining to put the game away as the Eagles held on for a 55-53 road win. Read More…

Boys basketball: Paris Villanueva sinks 3-pointer with no time left to carry North Olmsted to 55-52 win over Midview

EATON TWP. — Paris is called the City for Lovers so maybe it just makes sense that it was Paris Villanueva who broke the hearts of the Midview Middies on Tuesday night. The Middies had just staged a dramatic rally to tie the game when North Olmsted’s 6-foot-1 senior guard took aim and connected from Read More…

Girls basketball: North Olmsted hits the boards, beats Lorain

LORAIN — North Olmsted went to work on the backboards in the second half, fended off two Lorain rallies and went home with a 34-24 non-conference win over Lorain on Monday night. The Eagles (3-1) got nine points each from the Kemp girls, senior Stephanie and junior Juliana, seven by Stephanie in the fourth quarter. Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic comes up big against Midview, wins DiFranco tournament title on first try

EATON TWP. — Phil Kuchta couldn’t have been more proud than he was Saturday night at Midview. The Elyria Catholic coach saw his diminutive team win the Bob DiFranco Tip-Off Tournament by clipping the host Middies 55-52. “To come over to this tournament and (win) with the quality of opponent,” Kuchta said. “We think this Read More…