January 31, 2015

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Changing of the guard: Once a scorer, Eddie Williamson now focuses on helping undefeated Lorain in a lot of other ways

Maybe it’s his role as quarterback on the Lorain football team and the relative exposure he received from that high-profile position. Or maybe it’s that he’s always been mature, and sensible about his surroundings. Whatever the reason, Titans senior point guard Eddie Williamson has approached the evolution of his contributions to his unbeaten basketball team Read More…

Girls Basketball: McKenah Peters comes up huge in important Keystone win over Firelands

Keystone's McKenah Peters passes against Firelands. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

LAGRANGE — McKenah Peters was a huge factor in an equally big win for Keystone against Firelands on Wednesday night. The sophomore scored 20 points — the only scorer in double figures — and the Wildcats overcame converting only two second-half field goals by going 7-of-13 from the free throw line in their 30-26 win Read More…

Girls Basketball: Avon stays hot, knocks off Elyria Catholic

Avon's Sierra Davidson looks to make the shot against Elyria Catholic's Becky Horvath. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

AVON — There was a definite playoff atmosphere at Avon High School on Wednesday night as the Eagles hosted Elyria Catholic in a huge West Shore Conference showdown between two teams that have both been red-hot as of late. Elyria Catholic had won six straight games, while Avon came in winners of five in a Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria rebounds in a big way, beats Vermilion

Elyria’s Marquise Dalton splits Vermilion defenders Ryan Barnes, left, and Ryley Miller on the way to the basket. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Whatever funk Elyria’s basketball team was in the past two games was effectively ended Tuesday night against Vermilion. The Pioneers shot 63 percent from the field, 71 percent from the line and outrebounded the Sailors by 25 in winning 76-43 in non-conference play. Elyria ended its two game skid to improve to 9-4. Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic continues run with win over Columbia

Elyria Catholic’s DJ Graham goes up for a shot Tuesday night during a victory over Columbia. CHRISTY LEGEZA/CHRONICLE

COLUMBIA STATION — Chief among the reasons Elyria Catholic had rattled off five straight wins entering Tuesday’s game at Columbia was the Panthers’ ability to go on big runs. It helped EC score two key wins to get back into a tie in the West Shore Conference race, and it helped them down the Raiders Read More…

Girls basketball: Amherst turns to defense to down Firelands

Amherst’s Jayla Hall puts a firm grip on the ball while Firelands’ Dalaney Rogala tries to take it from her. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

HENRIETTA TWP. — A loud and boisterous Firelands student section provided a tournament-like atmosphere for Monday’s non-league girls basketball game against Amherst. The Comets responded by playing playoff-caliber defense, forcing 34 turnovers to fuel a 42-37 win. Amherst (10-6) scored the first eight points of the game and briefly held a 15-point lead but found Read More…

Girls basketball: Defense, rebounding enough for Westlake

Getting off a shot against Westlake’s Monica Fury looks like a tall task for North Ridgeville’s Addysen Kerr on Monday at Westlake High School. Besides playing solid defense, Fury had 20 points and eight rebounds to lead the Demons to a 58-38 win. CHRISTY LEGEZA/CHRONICLE

WESTLAKE — Despite a slow start and a tough night shooting, Westlake did just about everything else well to secure a 58-38 non-conference win over North Ridgeville. “We didn’t shoot the ball very well but we stepped up in some other areas which was great to see,” Westlake coach Chip Weiss said. “We did a wonderful Read More…

Boys Basketball: Lorain routs rival Clearview to remain unbeaten

Rashod Berry blocks a shot by Clearview’s Antonio Alvarado in the first quarter Saturday. Lorain won 85-56. DAVID RICHARD/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — The Lorain Titans needed awhile to shake off the residue of Friday night’s emotional last-second victory. Through the first 3½ minutes Saturday, Clearview gave the unbeaten Titans all they wanted in front of a sellout crowd before the tide turned and Lorain ran off with its 15th victory of the season, 85-56. Clearview Read More…

Boys Basketball: Keystone clamps down on Cloverleaf for 58-48 victory

LAGRANGE — The Ohio High School Athletic Association may want to check the video from Saturday night’s non-conference game between Keystone and Cloverleaf. It sure looked like the Wildcats were playing with six players on defense. Keystone turned up the full-court pressure against the Colts and the results couldn’t have been drawn up any better Read More…

Boys Basketball: Brookside uses 11-0 run to pull away from Open Door

Brookside’s Christian Carrion drives the middle for a shot in the second quarter Saturday while being guarded by Open Door’s Andrew Patterson, left, Drew Zaborowski, center, and Zach Thomas. CHRISTY LEGEZA/CHRONICLE

After starting the season 2-9, the Brookside Cardinals did some soul-searching to try to get things on track while they still had time. Following a 65-51 non-conference victory over Open Door on Saturday, their second win in the last three games, things are starting to look up for the Cardinals as they prepare for the Read More…