February 11, 2016


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Girls Basketball: Keystone starts fast, cruises past Firelands to remain perfect in PAC

HENRIETTA TWP. — It was expected to be a tense, down-to-the-wire battle when Keystone and Firelands clashed on Saturday. But then just about everyone thought the Titanic couldn’t sink. After a fast start that set the tone, Keystone remained unbeaten in the Patriot Athletic Conference with a decisive 54-28 victory. The Wildcats improved to 13-2, Read More…

Boys basketball: Avon snaps Midview’s nine-game winning streak

The Midview High student section behind the basket tries to distract an Avon foul shooter in the second half. DAVID RICHARD / CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Points were at a premium at Midview High School on Friday night, but Avon managed to ante up in the crunch. The Eagles scored three straight baskets in 30 seconds and held off a Middies rally in the final minute to secure a 45-44 Southwestern Conference victory and snap Midview’s nine-game winning Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria keeps rolling with win over Euclid

EUCLID — After last month’s narrow win at home against Euclid, Elyria coach Brett Larrick stressed the need for his team to get stronger inside and not be careless with the basketball if it had any chance of success in the tough Greater Cleveland Conference. The message has been received. Elyria came away with an Read More…

Boys basketball: Clearview puts big loss in past, pounds Firelands

Firelands High School junior Dominic Januzzi (10) jumps to take a shot as Clearview High School senior Juan Torres (1) guards him on Friday night, Jan. 22.

SHEFFIELD TWP. — If there were any worries about Clearview after the drubbing the Clippers took against Lorain High last Saturday, they can be pushed aside after Friday night’s Patriot Athletic Conference crossover game with Firelands. Clearview turned a nine-point halftime advantage into a runaway win, forcing eight Falcons turnovers in the third — including Read More…

Boys basketball: Olmsted Falls holds off North Ridgeville to hold on to first place in Southwestern Conference

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Defensive intensity was the order of the day in Friday’s Southwestern Conference game between Olmsted Falls and North Ridgeville. It was the visiting Bulldogs who played the best defense down the stretch to escape with a 45-44 win. Offense was almost nonexistent in the final minutes of the game. After the Bulldogs Read More…

Boys basketball: North Olmsted holds off Westlake to get back on track

WESTLAKE — Have a problem with ugly — or, at least, less aesthetically pleasing — wins? Save it. North Olmsted doesn’t want to hear it. Reeling after two consecutive lopsided losses and three defeats in their last five games that knocked them from the top of the Southwestern Conference, the Eagles held off a hot Read More…

Boys basketball: Brookside turnovers give Oberlin advantage in PAC crossover match-up

Oberlin's Justin Smith (1) and Brookside's Devin Houdenshell (30) attempt to retrieve a lose ball on Friday Jan. 22, 2015. Brian J. Smith/Chronicle

OBERLIN — Winning the game doesn’t necessarily mean you played well, just as a great effort doesn’t always result in a victory. Such was the case at Oberlin on Friday night when the Phoenix didn’t play its best against a strong effort from Brookside. In the end, turnovers were too much for the Cardinals to Read More…

LIVE CHAT: Friday night high school basketball


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High school basketball: Freshman comes up big for First Baptist

ELYRIA — With the game on the line Thursday night, First Baptist turned to one of its youngest players. Freshman Josue Collazo rose to the occasion. Collazo’s layup with 11 seconds remaining proved to be the game-winning shot as the Sabres hung on to defeat Hearts for Jesus Christ 54-52 in a Lake Effect Conference Read More…

Girls basketball: Westlake holds off revenge-minded Avon

AVON — Taylor Hood said she and her once-beaten Westlake teammates figured they were in for a battle in their rematch with Avon on Wednesday night. It was logical thinking because the Demons whipped the Eagles by 20 points in their first Southwestern Conference encounter last month in Westlake. This time it was closer. Avon Read More…