May 27, 2016

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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…

Boys basketball: Elyria tops Strongsville, gets back on track

STRONGSVILLE — If there is such a thing as a “team ego,” Elyria High’s bruised one got a boost of confidence Tuesday night at Strongsville. Consecutive losses to Midview and Lorain had the Pioneers in a bit of a tailspin entering the new year but thanks to a stellar defensive effort and 28 points from Read More…

Girls basketball: Unbeaten Bay bashes Keystone

BAY VILLAGE — It was supposed to be a showdown. It wasn’t. The Keystone Wildcats had just one loss before Monday’s game against the undefeated Bay Rockets, but Bay took a double-digit lead in the first quarter and never relinquished it, cruising to a 55-25 non-conference victory. “I’m really proud of the way we came Read More…

Boys basketball: Clippers use 13-0 run to get past Amherst

SHEFFIELD TWP. — There really wasn’t a whole lot of difference between Amherst and Clearview on Saturday night. Had it not been for the Clippers running off 13 unanswered points to start the second quarter, who knows what the outcome would have been? But Clearview put that advantage to good use in an 82-72 win Read More…

Boys basketball: Oberlin cruises past Open Door

ELYRIA — Open Door was, for the most part, playing at full strength for the first time this season. It didn’t matter. Donald Johnson, Oberlin’s leading scorer, was limited in the second half due to foul trouble and fouled out early in the fourth quarter. It didn’t matter. Open Door senior Ben Slater, who wasn’t Read More…

High school basketball: Keystone junior guard McKenah Peters on pace to reach some significant scoring milestones

McKenah Peters stopped the show when she drove for a layup in Keystone’s win at Buckeye on Dec. 23. Actually, Peters didn’t stop anything. The officials halted play midway in the third quarter so the 5-foot-8 junior guard could be recognized for scoring the 1,000th and 1,001st points of her career. “I was at the Read More…

Boys basketball: Avon rally falls short against Strongsville

AVON — It has been an old American tradition that young women were often sent to finishing school. The Avon Eagles may consider picking up some enrollment forms after their rally faltered in the final seconds of a 53-52 non-conference loss to Strongsville on Wednesday night. It’s not that the Eagles need to work on Read More…