April 17, 2014

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UPDATED: Police say parents, students, coach involved in fight at Elyria basketball game

ELYRIA — A fight between students, parents and a Strongsville coach during a girls basketball game on Saturday may have been started by a 6-year-old who used a derogatory word toward a group of Elyria High School students, police said. Police were approached by a Strongsville parent during a game at the Elyria High School Read More…

Boys basketball: Pioneers roll over Keystone in 2nd half

Keystone's K.J. Williams  drives to the basket as Elyria's Jarred Schultz tries to block the shot Tuesday at Elyria High School. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — At halftime, upset was written all over Elyria’s non-conference game with Keystone at the Pioneer gym. Everything seemed to be going the Wildcats’ way until the whistle sounded to start play in the second half. Zero for six from the field and five turnovers later, Elyria had erased an eight-point deficit to take Read More…

Boys basketball: EC edges North Ridgeville in error-filled game

Elyria Catholic's DJ Graham shoots between North Ridgeville's Tyler Rowe and Jordan Montgomery. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Elyria Catholic kept handing North Ridgeville chances, but the Rangers kept handing them back. The Panthers missed seven of eight free throws in the final 30 seconds of the fourth quarter, but the Rangers failed to turn those misses into points at the other end, missing their final three shots from the field Read More…

Boys basketball: Gavin Skelly leads Westlake past Lorain

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LORAIN — The Lorain Titans didn’t have an answer for Westlake’s Gavin Skelly on Tuesday night. Skelly, a Northwestern commit, scored 18 of his game-high 22 points in the second half and the Demons came away with a 63-51 win in non-conference action. Skelly scored 12 points during a 16-2 run to start the third Read More…

Girls basketball: Young Elyria Catholic team not at its best against Lutheran West, still rolls to eighth win in nine games

Elyria Catholic's Jessie Lee shoots past Lutheran West's Kimmy Evans, left, and Abby DeSimpelare. LINDA MURPHY/CHRONICLE

ROCKY RIVER — Sometimes, a win is a win. Elyria Catholic girls basketball coach Eric Rothgery wasn’t too happy with how his young team played Monday night at Lutheran West’s Whitrock Gymnasium. But he wasn’t about to quibble with the 52-36 final score, which improved his Panthers to 8-1. “We didn’t play very well,” Rothgery Read More…

Girls basketball: Parents’ skirmish following Saturday loss to Strongsville means no Monday game for Elyria High

ELYRIA — The Elyria-Avon Lake girls basketball game scheduled for Monday night at Elyria High was postponed because of a weekend outburst and fight involving Elyria parents with fans and coaches from Strongsville. Strongsville defeated the Pioneers 46-33 Saturday night in a Northeast Ohio Conference game on the Pioneers’ court. No players on either team Read More…

Boys Basketball: Devils too much for Pats

Open Door's Will Lovett goes for the shot while sandwiched between #2 Pat Wisnieski, and #5 Mike Marquardt of Independence. Ray Riedel

ELYRIA — Swirling, constant snow made roads treacherous for drivers Saturday night, but that was nothing compared to the tough going Open Door had against Independence. The Patriots (1-3) felt the effects of having two of their top players in foul trouble early, falling 81-51 to the Blue Devils in independent action. Andrew Patterson and Read More…

Girls basketball: Berea-Midpark’s Ziska spoils Westlake game plan

Westlake's Monica Fury tries to shoot past Berea-Midpark's Erin O'Neill. LINDA MURPHY/CHRONICLE

WESTLAKE — Westlake’s defensive game plan seemed to be working perfectly. One problem for the Demons … they didn’t account for Becca Ziska. Westlake collapsed on 6-foot-3 Pittsburgh recruit Stasha Carey, hoping to force someone else to beat them. Ziska was more than happy to oblige. She connected on four of five 3-pointers as Berea-Midpark Read More…

Girls basketball: Slow start dooms Elyria against Strongsville

ELYRIA — Things went bad early and often for the Elyria Pioneers on Saturday night. Elyria made just two field goals in the first half and struggled to get into any kind of rhythm, falling 46-33 to Strongsville in Northeast Ohio Conference action. The Pioneers committed eight turnovers and went 0-for-5 from the field before Read More…

Boys Basketball: Keystone senior leads Wildcats to win over Oberlin

Keystone's Matt Bastock jumps to make a layup as Oberlin's Marvin Jackson attempts to block his shot. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

LAGRANGE — Keystone senior Matt Bastock was so good Friday night that he could have beaten Oberlin all by himself. Well, at least in a figurative sense, as the 6-foot-3 guard set a career-high with 35 points on a 14-for-23 night from the floor (four 3-pointers) to lead the Wildcats to a lopsided 70-33 Patriot Read More…