January 30, 2015

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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…

Boys basketball: Tough Avon defense vexes Vermilion

AVON — One of the fundamental actions of modern warfare is the no-fly zone. Friday night the Avon Eagles turned the lane and the baseline into a “no sail zone” for the visiting Vermilion Sailors en route to a dominating 61-34 victory in West Shore Conference play. Vermilion struggled from the outset, falling behind 20-8 after Read More…

Boys Basketball Notes: Elyria, EC meet Saturday for 20th time, and it should be a good one

Saturday marks the 20th meeting between Elyria and Elyria Catholic, and local hoops fans should be in for another treat. For years, the rivalry either lay dormant or was one-sided. That hasn’t been the case the last two years: In 2013, the Panthers scored only their second victory against Elyria, 77-75, and last year Elyria Read More…

Girls Basketball Notes: Amherst could be poised to make run

Although the record does not yet indicate it, there is a feeling in Amherst that the Comets could be on track for another season like 2013. In that year the Comets finished 18-6 and advanced to the district semifinal. This year the Comets are 7-5 but the majority of those losses have come against the Read More…

Girls Basketball: Keely Hall keys late run as Firelands gets past Brooklyn for 9th straight win

Firelands’ Keely Hall jumps to take a shot Wednesday as Brooklyn’s Becky Crossman tries for the block. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

BROOKLYN — For more than three quarters Wednesday night, Firelands played like it was looking for a way to lose its Patriot Athletic Conference crossover game. In the closing minutes, junior Keely Hall found a way to win it. Hall’s three-point play with 2:28 left keyed a game-ending 9-0 run that allowed the Falcons to Read More…

Boys basketball: Midview escapes Vermilion rally

Midview’s Ryan Miller goes after a loose ball over Vermilion’s Jordan Murray during Tuesday night’s game. DAVID RICHARD/CHRONICLE

VERMILION — If one thing was proved Tuesday night, it was that teams can never relax in the topsy-turvy West Shore Conference. Midview built what appeared to be a comfortable lead but the Middies had to right the ship in the fourth quarter to pull out a 58-45 win over the Vermilion Sailors. “I thought Read More…

Boys basketball: North Ridgeville feels good, keeps wins coming

North Ridgeville’s Demario McCall drives around Rocky River’s Patrick Connors. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — After winning only six games last season and 10 over the last two seasons, the North Ridgeville Rangers certainly aren’t taking winning for granted. While it wasn’t the prettiest performance of the season Tuesday night, the Rangers put away Rocky River 53-42 in West Shore Conference play to improve to 8-4, 4-2 Read More…

Boys basketball: Amherst not short on determination

Amherst’s Adam Srnis takes it up strong against Brookside’s Nathan Jasko during Tuesday’s game. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — Amherst’s bigs sure are little, but their littles sure play big. The Comets’ frontcourt starters Rees Rua (5-foot-9), Casey McConihe (5-11) and Adam Srnis (5-10) dominated the paint, combining to score all but 17 Amherst points in a 67-55 non-conference victory over Brookside at Amherst High School. Rua scored a game-high 28 points Read More…

Boys basketball: EC hits triple digits in win over Lakewood

LAKEWOOD — Elyria Catholic put up numbers Tuesday night that are usually only seen by the Harlem Globetrotters and opponents of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Panthers shot 61 percent from the field and connected on 15 3-pointers in a 103-73 West Shore Conference win over the Lakewood Rangers. Senior Ceeven Shelton set the tone early Read More…