April 21, 2014

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Boys basketball: Vermilion’s Kuhn sets career scoring record

Vermilion's Cameron Kuhn goes up for a basket over Bay's Danny Heideloff. Kuhn broke the school scoring record during the game. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

VERMILION — For 48 years, Vermilion boys basketball had one name on top of its all-time scoring list. On Friday, John Halley relinquished his record to senior Cameron Kuhn. Kuhn hit a pair of free throws at the 5:17 mark of the second quarter against Bay, giving Vermilion its first points of the quarter and Read More…

Boys basketball: Holley’s late heroics help EC down Avon

Avon's Dan Durrin tries to shoot past Elyria C's (left) #5 Ceeven Shelton & #20 Jeremy Holley.

AVON — Jeremy Holley grabbed 17 rebounds Friday as Elyria Catholic battled Avon in a West Shore Conference game. None were as big as the one he corralled off of a Ceeven Shelton miss with the final seconds winding down and the Panthers trailing by one. The 6-foot-6 senior reached high above the rim for Read More…

Girls basketball: Avon hands Elyria Catholic first loss of season

Avon's Allie Bjorn blocks Elyria Catholic's Julia Scarpelli on Wednesday night. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

AVON — Elyria Catholic coach Eric Rothgery is convinced. “Bottom line … Avon was the best team in the conference before the season started, and they’re still the best team in the conference now,” he said. “They’re a really good team.” Avon was actually quite convincing Wednesday night. The Eagles jumped on the Panthers early Read More…

Girls basketball: Warriors hand Clearview first loss of season

Clearview's Angel Blakely shoots over Fairview Rachel Malloy. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Fairview guard Katie Smith nearly matched her career-best scoring mark Wednesday night. The 5-foot-7 senior scored 27 in leading the Warriors to a 60-41 Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division win over previously unbeaten Clearview. Smith, who scored 29 against Beachwood earlier in the season, nailed Fairview’s four 3-point baskets. Three of her Read More…

Boys Basketball: Clippers cruise to win over Cardinals

Clearview's Daimon Knowles shoots past Brookside's Kelvin Jones. LINDA MURPHY/CHRONICLE

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Brookside never quit, but it never really mattered. Clearview raced out to a big lead after the first period and, despite a Cardinal run in the second quarter, was never seriously challenged in a 59-35 Patriot Athletic Conference win Tuesday night. The Clippers (2-1, 1-1 jumped out to a 21-4 lead after the Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic figures out how to finish, holds off Midview for first win of season

Elyria Catholic's Darin Guice sneaks between Midview's Ryan Miller and Jacob Wells in a game at Elyria Catholic High School on Tuesday night. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Closing out games has been a problem for Elyria Catholic this season, but the Panthers finally found a way to win Tuesday night at the Coliseum. After building a 21-point lead, EC hung on to beat West Shore Conference rival Midview 64-53 for its first win of the year in three tries. The Read More…

Boys basketball: North Ridgeville ends two droughts as seniors get first win over Avon, coach gets first WSC win

North Ridgeville's DeMario McCall drives toward the hoop as Avon's Austin Proudfit defends. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Think North Ridgeville’s 66-55 win over Avon wasn’t a big one for the Rangers? Better think again. Not only had North Ridgeville’s seniors never defeated Avon in their high school careers, the Rangers had never won a West Shore Conference game — home or away — during Coach Bryan Morgan’s short tenure Read More…

Boys basketball: Westlake speeds up to slow down Amherst

WESTLAKE — Through eight minutes Tuesday night, Amherst frustrated unbeaten Westlake into seven turnovers and a tie score. Then Westlake showed why it will be so difficult to frustrate for extended periods of time this season. The Demons, limited to jump shots against Amherst’s 3-2 zone in the first quarter, turned to its zone press Read More…

Girls basketball: Olmsted Falls finds its groove on both ends of the court in win over North Ridgeville

Olmsted Falls' Hannah Hammeren grabs for the ball after her shot was blocked by North Ridgeville's Isabella Pecchia. LINDA MURPHY/CHRONICLE

OLMSTED FALLS — At Olmsted Falls, the three R’s of winning basketball are “Run, Rebound and Rowdy.” The Bulldogs had all three working Monday in defeating North Ridgeville 55-39 in a non-league game. Juniors Savanajh Black and Kerri Gasper each had 12 points for Olmsted Falls (3-2) as it pulled out to a 28-11 halftime Read More…

Boys basketball: Westlake withstands early Elyria 3-point barrage, pulls away in second half to stay undefeated

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WESTLAKE — Statistics can be deceiving. Take Saturday’s non-conference boys basketball game between Elyria and Westlake. The Demons won 70-62 in their first game at their new gym. The Pioneers had the upper hand in field-goal percentage (50-44) and 3-pointers made (8-5) yet it may have been that latter stat that led to Elyria’s undoing. Read More…