January 26, 2015

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Boys basketball: Kelvin Jones scores 22 points and grabs a career-high 25 rebounds as Brookside dominates Oberlin

OBERLIN — The “NBA 2K14” live show came to Oberlin High School on Tuesday. Or at least that’s how it looked most of the night with Brookside putting up numbers usually seen only in video games during a 67-43 win over the Phoenix. Senior Kelvin Jones led the way for the Cardinals with 22 points Read More…

Girls basketball: Avon routs Vermilion in WSC game

Avon's Jessica Yurkovich drives past Vermilion's Jessica Mello. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AVON — Vermilion and Avon combined for 95 points Monday afternoon in a West Shore Conference makeup game. Had there been something at stake, it might have become a down-to-the-wire thriller with a final score of, say, 48-47. But there wasn’t and it didn’t. Avon, tuning up for a huge Division I sectional final at Read More…

Boys basketball: Vermilion pulls off comeback in regulation, then slips by Firelands in OT to earn rivalry bragging rights

Vermilion's Cameron Kuhn drives past Firelands' Cole Sklarek. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

VERMILION — The Vermilion-Firelands boys basketball rivalry hit new heights Monday night. Both teams played their hearts out, both crowds were vocal and to top it off, the game went into overtime where a single free throw made the difference as the Sailors pulled out a 57-56 win over the Falcons in non-conference action. “That’s Read More…

Boys basketball: Westlake at its best, knocks off Southwestern Conference leader Berea-Midpark as Gavin Skelly stars

Gavin Skelly

WESTLAKE — Before Monday’s Southwestern Conference game against Berea-Midpark, Westlake’s Gavin Skelly was cheered by the home crowd when he was recognized as the Demons’ all-time leading scorer. It was just the first time Skelly would make the crowd rise to its feet. The 6-foot-9 senior had a pair of two-handed dunks on his way Read More…

Girls Basketball: Turnovers, lack of offense in second half end Elyria’s season

Elyria’s Shayla Middlebrooks pushes the ball up the court as Rocky River’s Nicole Popovich applies pressure Saturday in a Division I sectional opener at Rocky River. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

ROCKY RIVER — Having a higher number in the turnover column than the points column for the second half of a basketball game is pretty much a proven method of defeat. That’s what Elyria had in Saturday’s Medina Division I sectional opener at Rocky River. The Pioneers turned the ball over 18 times while scoring Read More…

Girls Sectional Basketball: Firelands starts fast, opens tourney play with victory over Bay

HENRIETTA TWP. — If the Bay Rockets hadn’t fallen into a 14-0 hole and if they could’ve made some shots, they might still be playing basketball this week. But second-seeded Firelands (20-2) made 70 percent of its first-quarter shots and rolled to an early 14-point lead in less than four minutes Saturday night. Thanks to Read More…

Boys Basketball: Ross Lewis makes tough 3-pointer at buzzer to give Vermilion win over Elyria

Elyria's Marquise Dalton drives between Vermilion's Ross Lewis, left, and Seth Konrad. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

VERMILION — Ross Lewis had cleaner looks Saturday afternoon, but no shot was sweeter. Lewis knocked down a well-defended 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Vermilion over Elyria 49-48 in a rare matinee non-conference makeup game. The Sailors improved to 13-6, while Elyria lost for the fourth time in five games to fall to 14-7. Read More…

Boys basketball: Clearview comes up with big plays late to down Columbia, pull closer in PAC Stripes Division race

Clearview's Daimon Knowles shoots past Columbia's David Delahunty. LINDA MURPHY/CHRONICLE

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Columbia had what it wanted, but it didn’t want what unfolded. With less than a minute on the clock the Raiders had the ball in their hands, down by a point, but a Daimon Knowles steal led to an Antonio Bennett basket that sealed the deal Friday in Clearview’s 68-61 Patriot Athletic Read More…

Boys basketball: Isaiah Walton, fellow seniors lead way as Elyria snaps three-game losing skid with rout of Mayfield

Elyria's Hunter Parsh drives on Mayfield's Matt Flowers at Elyria High School on Friday night. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — After three straight double-digit losses, Elyria needed something positive Friday and it got it on Senior Night with a 64-45 win over Mayfield. Isaiah Walton, one of the seniors honored before the game, played through Mayfield’s football mentality to score 25 points and pass Robert Nelson for seventh place on the all-time career Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic overcomes second-quarter struggles to bounce Rocky River

ELYRIA — Elyria Catholic’s Jeremy Holley stood outside of the Panthers locker room after Friday’s game against Rocky River bloodied but satisfied. Holley had 12 points and 15 rebounds before leaving the court after taking an inadvertent elbow to the nose with 1:03 left to play in Elyria Catholic’s 44-34 West Shore Conference win. While Read More…