February 11, 2016

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Boys basketball: Brunswick maintains three-way tie atop the Greater Cleveland Conference beating last place Euclid

EUCLID — With a big game looming Tuesday, the Brunswick boys basketball team left no doubt it was ready in a Greater Cleveland Conference game with last-place Euclid. The Blue Devils came out firing on all cylinders Friday and dropped the Panthers 65-53 in a game that wasn’t nearly as close as the final score Read More…

High school basketball: Highland girls fall out of first with loss to Barberton

GRANGER TWP. — The Highland girls basketball team felt the wrath of vengeful Barberton and dropped a tough 58-48 Suburban League American Division contest Wednesday, falling out of a first-place tie in the process. After trouncing the Magics (10-9, 5-6) 64-38 in the first meeting, the rematch went much differently. Highland (16-4, 9-2) and Barberton Read More…

High school basketball: Cloverleaf can’t keep pace, drop PTC Metro game to Springfield

LAKEMORE — The Cloverleaf boys basketball team came roaring out of the starting gate Friday in a Portage Trail Conference Metro Division game with Springfield. Then it hit the wall on the first turn and crashed spectacularly in falling 61-48. The Colts (1-16, 1-10) played one of their best quarters of the season and built Read More…

Boys basketball: Highland’s winning streak snapped by Revere’s Pete Nance

Highland's Isaac Matejin lays the ball up while defended by Revere's Mike Hill during the first half. Photo by Aaron Josefczyk

GRANGER TWP. — When asked why his team lost Friday night, Highland boys basketball coach Adam Cestaro gave a two-word answer: Pete Nance. The 6-foot-8 sophomore center led Revere to a 54-50 Suburban League American Division win over the Hornets by playing tough in the post on both ends of the floor. “He makes it Read More…

Boys basketball: Highland knocks off Roosevelt in Suburban League victory

KENT — With some fleet feet, a transition offense and an up-tempo third quarter, the Highland boys basketball team knocked off Roosevelt 59-54 Friday in a Suburban League American Division game. The Hornets were in a dogfight for the first 16 minutes, as the Rough Riders used a ton of second-chance looks and shoot-it-from-anywhere guard Read More…

Boys basketball: Tough loss for Black River falls to Firelands in PAC

HENRIETTA TWP. — A close, well-played game took a turn for the weird in the final seconds Friday night. With Firelands holding a two-point lead, a foul and a pair of technical fouls helped the Falcons drop Black River 70-63 in Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division boys basketball action. The Falcons (4-6, 3-3) led 62-60 Read More…

High school basketball: Buckeye uses depth to topple Black River

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YORK TWP. — Feisty and physical are terms that perfectly sum up the Black River and Buckeye girls basketball game Wednesday night. The two Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division rivals banged, tussled and often left a pile of players on the floor after each loose ball opportunity. The Bucks were just too much, however, and Read More…

High school basketball: Medina boys hold off Olmsted Falls’ best shot

MEDINA — When the talented and deep Medina boys basketball team takes the court, it knows it is going to get the opponent’s best shot. The Bees got one again from Olmsted Falls on Tuesday night, but Medina earned a solid 70-62 non-league win over a very good Bulldogs squad. Medina (6-0) came out lava Read More…

Girls high school basketball: Highland rolls over Barberton

BARBERTON — It took the Highland girls basketball team a little time to get started Monday night. About 1:20, to be exact. The game was all Hornets from that point, as they walked away with a dominating 64-38 win over Suburban League American Division foe Barberton. The Magics (3-5, 2-3) scored the first two baskets Read More…

Quiring drills game-winner for Brunswick at LeBron James Classic

AKRON — It could have been one of those fold-up-the-tents-and-go-home nights for the Brunswick boys basketball team. That’s not how these boys roll. In their third game in three days, the Blue Devils were facing a 6-foot-8 Division I recruit and couldn’t hit the broadside of a barn in the first quarter, but none of Read More…