May 30, 2015

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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

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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…

Boys basketball: Lake Ridge can’t keep pace with Cornerstone Christian

Lake Ridge senior Chris Miller drives toward the basket as Cornerstone Christian’s Daniel Bennett attempts to slow him down during the Royals’ 71-35 loss Thursday night in North Ridgeville. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Cornerstone Christian of Willoughby, a Division IV regional semifinalist last season, flashed Sweet 16 potential again on a cold and snowy Monday night at Lake Ridge Academy. The Patriots scored no fewer than 17 points in any quarter in running away from Lake Ridge, 71-35, in a non-conference matchup. The Royals led Read More…

Girls basketball: Westlake upended by defending SWC champion

Westlake’s Taylor Hood tries to split the defense of Berea-Midpark's Cassidy Squires and Megan Keefe during a loss Tuesday night. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

BEREA — Just in case there was any doubt, Westlake received a stern reminder Wednesday that the road to the Southwestern Conference championship runs through the home of the Titans. The Demons held strong with defending SWC champions Berea-Midpark for three quarters before the Titans pulled away for a 61-47 win. “We didn’t finish tonight Read More…

Girls basketball: Elyria rallies for OT victory over Shaker Heights

Elyria’s Mariah Johnson, left, tries to control a rebound Wednesday during a victory over Shaker Heights. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — It didn’t look very promising at halftime for the Pioneers at halftime Wednesday night. Down by 12 points after 24 minutes and turning the ball over nearly as many times as it scored, it appeared Elyria would fall victim to Shaker Heights in a Northeast Ohio Conference crossover game. However, sparked by senior Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria responds to coach’s halftime talk, puts away Olmsted Falls

Elyria’s Blake Furcron takes to the air to put up a shot Tuesday night against Olmsted Falls at Elyria High. Furcron scored 23 points, including nine in the third quarter when the Pioneers took control. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Whatever words of wisdom Elyria coach Brett Larrick shared with his team at halftime must have had a profound effect. The Pioneers took control of Tuesday’s non-conference game with Olmsted Falls in the third quarter and came away with a 76-64 win. “We didn’t say a thing at halftime, did we?” Larrick asked Read More…