April 30, 2016

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Boys basketball: Midview takes hot to another level, shoots 71 percent to roll past Avon Lake for sixth straight win

AVON LAKE — There’s hot, then there’s what Midview was against Avon Lake in a Southwestern Conference game Friday night. The Middies began the night by connecting on nine of their first 10 shots and were shooting a blistering 76 percent (26-of-34) through three quarters before cooling off slightly in the fourth quarter during a Read More…

Boys basketball: Lorain holds off Warrensville, stays unbeaten

LORAIN — When a team travels to Lorain, it’s no secret they’re going to give the Titans all they’ve got. Warrensville Heights was no exception Friday, pushing the Titans from the opening tip in an intense showdown. Despite the Tigers’ efforts, Lorain built a double-digit lead in the second quarter and found a way to Read More…

Boys basketball: North Ridgeville levels Lakewood

LAKEWOOD — After a back-and-forth, hard-fought first half, both Lakewood and North Ridgeville ran onto the floor for the second half having heard a halftime message from their coaches. While one team made the most of the message, the other didn’t and paid the consequence, as North Ridgeville trounced Lakewood 63-46 Friday night. For North Read More…

Boys basketball: Defense key as Wellington tops Brookside

SHEFFIELD — The fight to build a big lead was not an easy one for the Wellington Dukes on Friday. Keeping it was even harder. Defensive dominance in the first half and closing minutes, though, paid off in a 68-50 win for the Dukes over Brookside in Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division action. “We turned Read More…

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Boys basketball: Open Door falls short against Whitney Young

ELYRIA — Playing at full strength for just the second time this season, the Open Door Patriots were a mixed bag Thursday night against Whitney Young. Somehow, despite turning the ball over 30 times, Open Door found itself down two with a chance to tie or take the lead with 13 seconds remaining. A bad Read More…

High school basketball: Westlake girls clamp down on defense for SWC win over Berea-Midpark

WESTLAKE — There are many ways to win a basketball game. Westlake showed Wednesday that holding an opponent to less than six points per quarter is one of the easiest routes. The Demons had their lockdown defense running on all cylinders in a 43-22 Southwestern Conference win over Berea-Midpark. For a team that prides itself Read More…

Girls basketball: EC rally stifles Rocky River

ELYRIA — Rocky River got out to a fast start against Elyria Catholic in the Coliseum on Wednesday night. But nothing will extinguish early momentum like a big turnaround, like the one the Panthers put together for a 50-37 Great Lakes Conference victory. After allowing the Pirates to jump out to a quick 6-0 lead, Read More…

Boys basketball: A Deuce for the win … Clearview slips past Vermilion 74-72 on Deuce Martin’s buzzer-beating layup

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Clearview coach John Szalay said Tuesday’s non-conference game with Vermilion reminded him of another sport. “It was like two boxers staggering each other with big punches, but refusing to go down,” he said. “Fortunately, we had the ball last.” With time winding down and the game tied, Clearview junior Deuce Martin had Read More…

Boys basketball: Jake Kuchta, Darin Guice and tough defense make the difference as Elyria Catholic defeats Rocky River

ROCKY RIVER — Elyria Catholic relied on three things when it needed to pull away from Rocky River on Tuesday night. Defense, Jake Kuchta and Darin Guice. The Panthers’ defense smothered the Pirates in the fourth quarter, holding them to just 10 points in securing a 62-47 Great Lakes Conference road victory to remain perfect Read More…