March 2, 2015

Medina
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Girls basketball: Offense carries Cloverleaf to win over Wooster

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WESTFIELD TWP. — Coach John Carmigiano’s synopsis of his Cloverleaf girls basketball team’s 76-59 win over Wooster in the Medina Division I Sectional semifinals Monday would have made Captain Obvious blush. “As long as we kept scoring at the pace we were scoring at, we were not going to lose,” he said. Employing the new-age Read More…

Girls basketball: Leader of the Devils, Paige Salisbury stars in final game on home court

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BRUNSWICK — The final home game of Paige Salisbury’s career was memorable and historic Saturday night. Salisbury collected 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists, powering Brunswick’s girls basketball team to a 60-33 wire-to-wire win over Olmsted Falls in a Medina Division I Sectional semifinal. The four-year starting point guard also blocked two shots while Read More…

Hauser heats up in win

Highland senior Brogan Scott  puts up a shot over Cloverleafs' Dillon Mullins during the second quarter. Photo by Aaron Josefczyk

  GRANGER TWP. — Ben Hauser finished what he started Friday night. Mired in a shooting slump, the senior guard got off to sizzling starts in the first and fourth quarters to lead the Highland boys basketball team to a 75-66 Suburban League win over Cloverleaf. Hauser, who finished with a game-high 18 points, had Read More…

Bucks have eye on post season

Buckeye's Nick Wills and Keystone's Brandon Kuhl battle for a loose ball during the first quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

  YORK TWP. — A surprised Ryan Grauel didn’t say a word, but he did raise his eyebrows when Buckeye coach Matt Saunders informed him of his staggering stat line. The senior point guard wasn’t aware how far and away he was the best player on the court Friday night. Grauel flirted with a triple-double Read More…

Blue Devils’ furious rally falls short

GARFIELD HTS. — Zach Cebula carried Brunswick’s boys basketball team for the first three quarters, while Eric Bulic took the reins in the fourth. Though they were arguably the two best players on the court, they needed more help to beat an elite opponent in its gym. Point guard Marreon Jackson scored seven points in 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…

Indians put damper on senior night

WADSWORTH — In a game of numbers Friday, eight minutes were the difference between the Wadsworth and Copley boys basketball teams as the Indians took the Suburban League matchup 67-62 and spoiled senior night for the Grizzlies. The game looked very different at first. Wadsworth (12-8, 8-4) overcame an early deficit to lead after the Read More…

Bees give Shaker all it can handle

SHAKER HTS. — The Medina boys basketball team’s record says it is average. The argument can be made the Bees are anything but. While Medina saw another shot fall short at the end of a 51-48 loss to Shaker Heights on Friday, the Red Raiders survived another scare from the Bees. A team that has Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria’s defense steps up against Medina

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ELYRIA — Brett Larrick knew Medina was a much better team than its near-.500 record might have indicated prior to Tuesday’s non-conference game at the Pioneers gym. Elyria beat the Bees 63-58 to win its seventh straight and improve to 15-4 behind another super defensive effort and the scoring of 6-foot-4 junior Blake “Bo” Furcron. Read More…

Boys Basketball: Cloverleaf’s triangle of terror leads Colts past Wellington

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WESTFIELD TWP. — The Triangle of Terror was an equation the Wellington boys basketball team failed to solve. Behind a multilook press and the post-attacking trio of Troy Kapeluck, Connor Ploucha and Dillon Mullins, Cloverleaf shaped the game the way it wanted, rallied and knocked off the Dukes 56-53 Monday night in non-league play. The Read More…