July 23, 2016

Partly sunny

Prep basketball roundup: Pirates cruise by Pats as Calhoun drops in 30

ELYRIA — Chelsey Calhoun had a monster game Saturday to help lift Black River’s girls basketball team to a 62-42 non-league win over Elyria Open Door Christian.

The 5-foot-8 senior forward was stellar, scoring a career-high 30 points, grabbing 16 rebounds and snatching eight steals.

Her play was critical to the Pirates (3-9), who pulled away from the Patriots with a 38-25 second-half advantage.

Senior guard Brittany Lutz added a season-high 11 for Black River, which also received seven from junior center Krystal Coffman.

In other games:

KSA Holiday Tournament
Seventh-place game
Buckeye 52, Abingdon (Va.) 44
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Bucks (6-4) managed to salvage a win in The Sunshine State as they used a 16-8 third-quarter advantage to pull away from the Falcons. Coming off the bench for the first time this season, Brad Oddo, who was averaging just 5.0 ppg since returning from an ankle injury, responded to the move with a game-high 19 points. No other players hit double-digits for Buckeye, although the Smetana brothers, Rick and Mike, combined for 18.

Pleasant Valley Ranch Holiday Tournament
Orrville Kingsway Christian 59, Black River 42
PERRYSVILLE — Containing the Eagles’ Andrew Lowe was a problem for the Pirates (3-7) in the championship game of this holiday tournament. Lowe scored a game-high 24 points, including a pair of 3-pointers. With leading scorer Dave Gentry hitting for just eight points, Black River struggled mightily, falling behind 42-19 after three quarters. Christian Boyer added eight off the bench, while Miguel Quintela chipped in seven in the loss.