October 5, 2015

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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…

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…

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: 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…

Boys basketball: Midview done in by ugly second quarter

Midview Daimion Mahone goes to hoop past Bay Danny Heideloff  Jan. 9.  Steve Manheim

EATON TWP. — It was a game of streaks, one way and then the other, before Bay escaped the last rally to beat Midview 61-58 in a West Shore Conference game at Kubuski Gymnasium. A 3-point bomb at the buzzer that would have forced overtime for Midview had the right trajectory, making fans hold their Read More…

Boys basketball: North Ridgeville gets overtime win against Elyria Catholic

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Elyria Catholic High School junior Darin Guice (11) takes a giant leap to take a shot as North Ridgveill High School junior Greg Draft (11) attempts to block his shot on Friday night, Jan. 9.

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Earlier in the week, North Ridgeville coach Bryan Morgan wondered aloud how soon it would be until his young team was ready to close out close games. To borrow a line from 1980s rock band The Smiths, “How Soon is Now?” The Rangers scored six points in the final 13 seconds to Read More…

Boys Basketball: Lorain answers challenge when pushed

North Olmsted's Paris Vilanueva, left, drives against Nazihar Bohannon of Lorain. DAVID RICHARD / CHRONICLE

NORTH OLMSTED — Lorain, to its credit and due to its talent and depth, hasn’t faced many challenges this season. So Titans coach John Rositano has been looking for how his team would respond to a little adversity. Friday, the Titans responded well: Lorain ran out to a big lead on a talented North Olmsted Read More…

High school boys basketball scores, Friday, Jan. 9


While a couple of tonight’s high school boys basketball games have been postponed because of the weather, most of the games will go on as scheduled. Check back later tonight for the final scores. Elyria at North Royalton — postponed until Jan. 10 Elyria Catholic 63 at North Ridgeville 71 — Final Lorain 88 at North Read More…