January 28, 2015

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Boys Basketball: Amherst starts fast, holds off North Ridgeville

Amherst’s Adam Srnis shoots a 3-pointer over North Ridgeville’s Collin Sullinger during the Comets’ win Tuesday night. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — North Ridgeville’s first-half defense did it in Tuesday night. The Rangers allowed Amherst to shoot 56.6 percent from the field and connect on 7-of-15 from beyond the 3-point arc while forcing just three turnovers. The Comets built a big lead and held on for a 64-58 non-conference victory. Senior Rees Rua, a 5-foot-9 post Read More…

Girls basketball: Avon Lake’s depth on display in dominating win over Keystone

Avon Lake’s Sarah Winkel goes to the basket against Keystone’s Sammie Stefan on Monday at Avon Lake. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — So what does a coach say to his team when it has just scored a grand total of 47 points, yet buried its opponent by 28? “Great job,” Avon Lake coach Dave Zvara said Monday night. That was after the Shoregals routed Keystone 47-19 in a non-conference game in which the Wildcats Read More…

Boys basketball: Olmsted Falls falls short against Uniontown Lake

NORTH CANTON — Olmsted Falls headed to the Mercy Medical Center Classic in search of good competition that will make it a better team in the second half of the season. Federal League-leading Uniontown Lake was happy to grant the Bulldogs’ wish. The Blue Streaks set the pace early, leading by as many as 14 Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic downs Elyria for just the 3rd time in 20 meetings

Elyria Catholic players celebrate with the fans Saturday after beating Elyria High 61-56 at the Coliseum. RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — What a week it was for Elyria Catholic, and it was capped by a 61-56 victory Saturday night over crosstown Elyria High. It’s only the third time the Panthers have beaten Elyria in the 20 times they’ve met on the basketball court, but it marks two of the last three — both at Read More…

Boys basketball: Midview rebounds to beat Avon Lake

Midview’s Logan Bolin takes a shot over Avon Lake’s Troy Carson during the Middies’ win Saturday night. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — Sometimes after a difficult defeat it’s better for a team not to have to wait four days to take the floor and attempt to erase the bitterness of that loss. And given the West Shore Conference implications of its Friday night loss to Lakewood, Midview was happy to drag itself back out Read More…

Girls basketball: Elyria downs Brunswick as offense heats up in second half

ELYRIA — While Elyria was pleased with its defense in the first half of Saturday’s Northeast Ohio Conference game against Brunswick, points were hard to come by. The Pioneers finally found their offensive groove in the second half to go along with their tough defense, propelling them to a come-from-behind 53-42 victory — their seventh Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria hits stride against Mayfield

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE Elyria High School junior Blake Furcron (10) jumps to take the ball to the hoop but is fouled by Mayfield High School senior Dominic Trivisonno (35) on Friday night, Jan. 16.

ELYRIA — Midway through the first quarter Friday night, Elyria already had a 20-point lead over Mayfield. That’s what happens when a team starts to jell and the Pioneers, who rolled to an easy 80-52 win, are doing just that. Elyria (8-2, 3-1 Northeast Ohio Conference Lake Division) won its fourth in a row since Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic relies on basics, late run to beat Rocky River

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE Elyria Catholic High School junior Cole Virgin (21) jumps to make a shot as Rocky River High School junior Jack Corrigan (5) and senior Jimmy Kinsely (34) trail behind on Friday night, Jan. 16.

ELYRIA — There’s a widely recognized idiom that says all high school basketball teams consist of good shooters. Therefore, the saying goes, high school games are won on defense, the backboards and at the foul line. Elyria Catholic gave it a shot of credibility Friday night. The Panthers trailed Rocky River after each of the Read More…

Boys basketball: Lorain tops Warrensville Heights to stay perfect

Lorain Devon Andrews goes to the hoop over Warrensville Joseph Vallery jan 16. Steve Manheim

LORAIN — Lorain coach John Rositano finally got what he’s been looking for. After the Titans reeled off 11 straight wins to open the season, with its only real test coming in its season opener against Newark, Rositano was hoping his team would face a challenge. Defending Lake Erie League champion Warrensville Heights was just Read More…

Boys basketball: Lutheran West pulls even in PAC Stripes with win over Columbia

Columbia # 2 Brian Hershey makes his way up the court around the aggressive defense from Lutheran West # 15 Nick Knudsen. Photo by Amanda K. Rundle

ROCKY RIVER — With first place in the Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division on the line, Friday night’s game between Lutheran West and visiting Columbia suddenly took on greater importance. The Raiders came into the game unbeaten in the PAC, while the Longhorns were right behind with just one loss. For the first four minutes, Read More…