May 24, 2016

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Girls basketball: Westlake can’t hold lead vs. Toledo Whitmer in D-I regional semifinal

NORWALK — Toledo Whitmer, a team with six losses on its record, upset previously twice-beaten Westlake 41-38 on Tuesday in a Division I regional semifinal at Norwalk High. Demons coach Chip Weiss called this team the best he has ever coached, not in terms of talent, but overall in every area, including team chemistry. In Read More…

District Boys Basketball: Oberlin poised under pressure, beats Northwestern 74-69

WOOSTER — If the mark of a championship basketball team is how well it responds to pressure, Oberlin showed its championship pedigree Monday night. The second-seeded Phoenix withstood a furious second-half rally to defeat the third-seeded Northwestern Huskies 74-69 in a Division III district semifinal at Wooster High School. Juniors Caleb Hughley, who scored a Read More…

District Boys Basketball: Elyria Catholic can’t keep up with No. 6 Beachwood, falls 91-66

GARFIELD HTS. — Elyria Catholic knew it would have its hands full with Beachwood, ranked No. 6 in the final Associated Press Division III state poll. That was before the Bison took advantage of their size down low Monday, converting layup after layup in the second half to turn a six-point halftime lead into a Read More…

Regional Girls Basketball: Taylor Hood, a coach’s daughter, leads Westlake with strong shooting, incredible ball security

WESTLAKE — Taylor Hood had a basketball in her hands before she could walk. Her father, Shawn, the Westlake boys coach, made sure of that. Hood, a senior guard, began playing organized ball when she was 6 years old — and hasn’t stopped. You could say Hood has had a lifetime of preparation to lead Read More…

Girls basketball: Elyria Catholic’s Josie Carandang thrilled to be on court, playing in regional following ACL injury last year

The biggest win in Elyria Catholic senior Josie Carandang’s career came Thursday when the Panthers defeated Padua 49-38 to win the Division II district title. The biggest personal victory for Carandang was getting back on the court and back in the starting lineup 10 months after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee Read More…

Boys basketball: North Ridgeville knocks off Elyria in sectional final behind 31 points from Isa Abdul-Alim

ELYRIA — North Ridgeville had something to prove Saturday night at Elyria High. And prove it, the Rangers definitely did. North Ridgeville (15-9), behind a career night by Isa Abdul-Alim, pulled the rug out from the second-seeded Pioneers with a 68-65 win to advance to Wednesday’s Division I district semifinal against Olmsted Falls, a surprisingly Read More…

Girls basketball: Lake Ridge relies on defense to beat Rittman in Division IV district final, earn school’s 2nd regional berth

CRESTON — Had Lake Ridge Academy coach Lisa Medvetz known prior to Saturday’s Division IV district final that her team would be held to 10 field goals and that four of the players in her seven-girl rotation would be in first-half foul trouble, she might have been planning to collect uniforms and looking ahead to Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic seals deal with steal, downs Gilmour in sectional final

ELYRIA — If there is such a thing as a team steal in basketball, Elyria Catholic pulled it off Friday night against Gilmour Academy. Down by one with less than 30 seconds to play, the Panthers defense managed to slap the ball away from the Lancers with Darin Guice taking it the other way for Read More…

Girls basketball: Westlake downs Avon, advances to Division I regional tournament for first time since 2011

ELYRIA — It wasn’t a thing of beauty on either side. But when Westlake defeated Avon 39-21 Friday night, it marked the Demons’ third Division I district championship under coach Chip Weiss, the first since 2011. How unattractive was it? Together, the Southwestern Conference rivals missed 47 of 67 field goal attempts, 18 of 21 Read More…

Boys basketball: Oberlin dominates Wellington in sectional final

OBERLIN — Oberlin trailed 2-0 to Wellington, but from that point, the Phoenix took complete control over their Patriot Athletic Conference foe Dukes, posting a 73-40 victory in a Division III Wooster sectional final. Second-seeded Oberlin, now 17-6, advances to face third-seeded West Salem Northwestern on Monday at 7 o’clock at Wooster High School. The Read More…