COLUMBUS — It was a fitting finale for Associated Press Ms. Basketball Ashley Morrissette’s career.
It just didn’t end the way she wanted.
Makayla Waterman scored 24 points and hit a late clinching free throw and Kathryn Westbeld added 13 points and 12 rebounds to lead Kettering Fairmont to a 52-48 victory over two-time defending big-school champion …Read More
WHO: Wadsworth (25-2) vs. Toledo Notre Dame Academy (24-3)
WHAT: Division I regional championship
WHERE: Norwalk High School, 350 Shady Lane
TV: Wadsworth Community Television (tape delay at 10 p.m.)
The …Read More
WOOSTER — Glen Crabtree made a name for himself Monday in his Black River varsity basketball debut.
It wasn’t entirely the right name, but it was probably the best news that came out of the winless Pirates’ 53-32 loss to Orrville in opening-round play at the Wooster Division III Sectional.
MEDINA — Sarah Kinch has worked too hard and sacrificed too much to fail.
The 5-foot-11 senior stamped U.S. Mail on the back of her No. 24 jersey Saturday and delivered the Medina girls basketball team a thrilling 54-49 victory over Brecksville in the Valley Forge Division I Sectional finals.
By Chad Grant
MEDINA — Those who don’t learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.
The Cloverleaf girls basketball team learned its lessons Saturday and defeated Copley 53-51 in the Medina Division I Sectional finals.
The Colts (10-14) advance to play Wadsworth — an 88-16 winner over Akron Garfield — in Thursday’s district semifinals.
Cloverleaf …Read More
By Chad Grant
MEDINA — Wadsworth girls basketball coach Andrew Booth joked with his daughter, forward Peyton Booth, after the game that she led the team in a negative stat.
She did. She committed the Grizzlies’ only foul of the game.
That statistic alone perfectly sums up top-seeded Wadsworth’s nearly flawless 88-16 Medina Division I Sectional …Read More
WADSWORTH — Having two quality post players is a luxury in boys basketball.
Wadsworth possesses that luxury — and its 6-foot-5 twin towers were dominant on Friday night.
Kyle Prunty and Nathan Pound combined for 27 points, 25 rebounds and six assists, powering the Grizzlies to a 63-46 Suburban League win over Revere in the regular season …Read More
BRUNSWICK — Kyle Wheeler wasn’t starting the mosh pit Friday without Tom Harrington.
With his Brunswick jersey peeled off, Wheeler ran outside the locker room, bear-hugged the assistant coach and dragged him inside while …Read More
MEDINA — The Medina boys basketball team used Friday to reminisce, but didn’t lose sight of the present. Now the Bees will turn their full attention to the postseason.
With a large and raucous crowd on hand, Medina celebrated senior night with a 72-54 Northeast Ohio Conference Stars Division victory over Strongsville.
One of four seniors playing …Read More
WESTFIELD TWP. — The Cloverleaf boys basketball team got a great look at its future.
Even better, it came in a blowout win.
The Colts received strong performances Friday from sophomores Cliff Collyer and Connor Ploucha, who helped lead a 61-48 triumph over Tallmadge in Suburban League play.
“We played intense for almost the entire game,” coach Marty …Read More