December 19, 2014

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Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic shares ball, turns up defense to blow away Oberlin

Elyria Catholic’s Kevin Kelley pulls down a rebound in between teammate Ceeven Shelton and Oberlin’s Ramon Eisom on Tuesday night. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — There have been many memorable, hotly contested basketball games between Oberlin and Elyria Catholic over the years. Tuesday was not one of them. EC rolled to an early 20-point advantage and coasted to an 87-28 win over the outmanned and very young Phoenix. The Panthers (2-0) forced 18 first-half turnovers with quick traps Read More…

Boys basketball: Avon Lake’s depth does job vs. Columbia

COLUMBIA STATION — This version of the Avon Lake Shoremen does not feature a go-to player the team can count on to score 20 or more points a night. No, these Shoremen must get a team effort from their young group each night to compete — and they did Tuesday. Avon Lake had three guards Read More…

Boys basketball: Amherst downs Clearview for first win

Amherst’s Casey McConihe goes up for a shot Tuesday night during a victory over Clearview. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — Clearview’s Jason Young owned the paint, but Amherst owned everything else. The Comets overcame a big night from the Clippers’ only returning starter to win their first game of the season Tuesday night, 67-48. Against the smaller Amherst front line, Young scored 17 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked four shots, but the Read More…

Boys basketball: Firelands closes out Open Door early

Firelands’ Casey Smith and Open Door’s Drew Zaborowski battle for a rebound during the Falcons’ win Tuesday night. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

HENRIETTA TWP. — Firelands flew out of the gate in its non-conference season opener Tuesday night against Open Door, with a 20-2 first-quarter run that led to a 60-32 win. The Falcons used a swarming defense, holding Open Door (0-3) to 3-of-21 (17 percent) shooting in the first half, and the Patriots went without a Read More…

Girls basketball: Columbia turns around tough start to beat Firelands

Firelands’ Heather Smyth (32) jumps to pass the ball as Columbia’s Alison Schafer defends Saturday afternoon. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

COLUMBIA STATION — Coming off back-to-back tough losses against good competition, Columbia coach Tom Thompson was confident his team had what it takes to get over the hump against yet another tough opponent in Firelands. After a dismal first quarter, his young team responded in a huge way, using a big run to take the Read More…

Boys basketball: K.J. Williams leads Keystone past Midview to DiFranco tournament title

EATON TWP. — K.J. Williams wreaked havoc on Midview’s defense Saturday, scoring a game-high 26 points to help Keystone to a 67-57 win and its first title in the annual Bob DiFranco Tip-Off Tournament at Midview. Williams scored 18 in the second half and seemed to have an answer every time Keystone needed it. “Our Read More…

Boys basketball: Defense does job as Vermilion wins own tourney for 3rd time in 3 tries

VERMILION — There’s dominating and then there’s what Vermilion did Saturday night. The Sailors followed a record-setting Friday night in their 3rd annual Tip-Off Tournament with a completely dominating defensive effort, blowing out Manchester 72-33 for their third straight tournament championship. Friday was all about the offense when Kyle Nader broke the school’s single-game scoring Read More…

Boys basketball: Midview lines up overtime win against Columbia

Columbia's 6' 7" Brandon Heidecker goes up strong for two against Midview's Login Bolin and Dimitri Redwood at Midview. Photo by Ray Riedel

GRAFTON — Midview tightened up the ship after Columbia forced overtime. The Middies did not allow the Raiders to score, forcing them to go 0-for-4 from the field without a trip to the free throw line in a 66-59 season-opening win in the semifinals of the Bob DiFranco 2014 Tipoff Basketball Tournament. Midview, however, didn’t Read More…

Boys basketball: Dalton steps up in Elyria victory over Westlake

Christy Legeza CT Photo December 5, 2014 Basketball - Westlake at Elyria - Elyria Guard Antonio Blanton drives to the basket past Westlake's Andris Balodis.

ELYRIA — There was no Isaiah Walton on the floor for Elyria and no Gavin Skelly for Westlake as the Pioneers and Demons tipped off the basketball season Friday at Elyria High. Though they hooked up in some memorable games the past few seasons, the former is now a redshirt freshman at UC Davis and Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic hits groove, rolls over Clearview

ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLEElyria Catholic's James Tirbaso goes up for the layup against Clearview's Juan Torres in the first half Friday night at Clearview High School.

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Starting the season on the road, in front of a sellout crowd was no problem Friday for Elyria Catholic. Neither was the Clearview defense. The Panthers began the year in fine fashion with a 97-68 non-league win over the Clippers. Elyria Catholic led 17-2 midway through the first quarter after a Jacob Read More…