March 4, 2015

Medina
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Deck stacked against Colts

GREEN — The Cloverleaf boys basketball team had a lot of things to contend with in the regular-season finale. Having already clinched its first Suburban League title since 1991, Green was playing for an undefeated season on senior night. The deck was stacked against the Colts from the outset. Cloverleaf felt the full brunt of Read More…

Sectional girls basketball: Medina’s defense delivers against Avon Lake

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AVON LAKE — The Medina girls basketball team put on a defensive clinic and dominated Thursday in a 43-20 Elyria Catholic Division I Sectional final win over Avon Lake. The 18th-seeded Bees (11-12) turned a spectacular performance defensively, allowing a three-point first quarter and a one-point fourth. They advanced to meet third-seeded Magnificat on Monday. Read More…

Pirates can’t survive big chill

HENRIETTA TWP. — The shooting inside Firelands High School was almost as cold as the frigid temperature outside. Both teams struggled mightily from the floor as Firelands knocked off Black River 52-42 in a Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division boys basketball game Friday. The cold-shooting squads combined for a paltry 38 percent (36-for-96) from the Read More…

Red-hot Bucks keep title hopes alive

Chad Grant The Gazette YORK TWP. — Flipping the switch can be a good thing and a bad thing. It depends whether it’s on or off. In a key Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division matchup between the Buckeye and Brookside boys basketball teams, the Bucks flipped the switch on and took home a 66-49 win. Read More…

Rough start dooms Pirates

SULLIVAN TWP. — One team had a perfect start. The other? Not so much. The Brookside boys basketball team couldn’t have done much more right and Black River couldn’t have done much more wrong in a Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division boys basketball game Friday. The Cardinals used stiff defense and lights-out shooting to earn Read More…

Hornets run off with win

Highland's (l) Zack Levine and (r) Ben Hauser put pressure on Copley's Bryce Harvey in the second quarter. Photo by Judd Smerglia

GRANGER TWP. — A flip of a switch, a change in tempo and increased defensive pressure Friday allowed Highland’s boys basketball team to walk away with a 62-48 Suburban League win over Copley. Trailing by three points late in the second quarter, the Hornets (11-4, 5-3) used defense to feed their transition game and start Read More…

Bees can’t keep up with the Cardinals

MENTOR — The Medina boys basketball team didn’t have a chance Friday in its Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division matchup with Mentor. The Bees got blitzed 69-46 as the Cardinals’ pressure and the blazing-hot right hand of Kyle McIntosh put the game out of reach early. “We did a bad job trying to take him Read More…

Grizzlies win drama-filled game

COPLEY TWP. — The Wadsworth and Copley boys basketball game Friday had more plot twists and what-just-happened moments than an episode of the FX Network’s critically acclaimed “American Horror Story: Freak Show.” When the final credits finally rolled, the Grizzlies had held on for a big 67-60 Suburban League win, but there was all kinds Read More…

Devils win tournament

Chad Grant The Gazette BRUNSWICK — It wasn’t pretty, but it was a win. The Brunswick boys basketball team used defense and huge plays down the stretch to knock off Lexington 41-35 in the Brunswick Holiday Tournament championship game. The Blue Devils (7-0) looked like they were going to blow the doors off the Minutemen Read More…

Bucks rally to dump Dukes

Chad Grant The Gazette WELLINGTON — Between officials huddling, inconsistent whistles and confusing moments on the court Friday, there was a Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division boys basketball game. Buckeye rallied from an early second-half deficit and pulled away for a 65-51 over Wellington despite a multitude of players in foul trouble. The Bucks (2-2, Read More…