January 30, 2015

Medina
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Bees handle Bulldogs

Brad Bournival The Gazette OLMSTED TWP. — The Medina boys basketball team made sure there wasn’t a sequel — not after a one-point defeat over the weekend in which it gave up 12 of the final 14 points, and not after a three-game losing streak. The victim Tuesday was OlmstedFalls, as Medina blew the Bulldogs Read More…

Grizzlies wake up in time

Albert Grindle The Gazette YORK TWP. — It was the perfect storm for one team and a Titanic collapse for the other. Needing a jolt of caffeine to awaken from its sleepwalking state Tuesday, the Wadsworth boys basketball team used a 1-2-2 press to go on a wild run and take down vastly undersized yet Read More…

GlenOak hands Devils first loss

Brian Dulik The Gazette BRUNSWICK — Canton GlenOak’s girls basketball team relentlessly grabbed rebounds and played terrific defense in the Brunswick Holiday Hoops Classic championship. The host Blue Devils did neither, which led to their first loss since Feb. 25. Senior small forward Dajia Mills scored a game-high 18 points — and won tournament MVP Read More…

Long layoff doesn’t hurt Grizzlies

Brad Bournival The Gazette WADSWORTH — If there were fears of a nine-day layoff, the Wadsworth girls basketball team put them to rest Monday. It came in a tidy 61-45 non-conference win over Wooster during the Believe Roundball Classic. “We did a lot of good things for it being a nine-day layoff,” Wadsworth coach Andrew Read More…

Blue Devils set record in win

Albert Grindle The Gazette BRUNSWICK — Intensity and sportsmanship were the core characteristics. Short of instructing her players to stop trying, Brunswick girls basketball coach Halle Lengal did all she could Monday to keep the score reasonable against Warrensville Heights. With the starting lineup playing approximately 12 minutes, the Blue Devils held the Tigers scoreless Read More…

Grizzlies pick up second win in a row

Lisa Gayle Grayson The Gazette BATH TWP. — Winning two games in a row may not seem much like a streak, but after the start to the season that Wadsworth’s boys basketball had, a couple of back-to-back wins were what the Grizzlies needed. To boot, the 78-65 victory Friday night over host Revere (0-5, 0-3) 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…

Pirates send message to rest of PAC

Mike Perry The Gazette SHEFFIELD TWP. — Szalay Memorial Gym was rocking, Clearview was rolling and it looked like the Black River boys basketball team was in big trouble. It was just getting started. After Lance Billings’ second right-handed tomahawk dunk gave the Clippers a five-point lead Friday, the Pirates took control and won 55-49 Read More…

Bulldogs stuff Bees

Brad Bournival The Gazette GARFIELD HTS. — As much as the Garfield Heights boys basketball team gets credit for its high-octane offense, the Bulldogs’ defense can be just as tenacious. As much as Medina tried to make the Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division game reasonable Friday, the Bees had no answer in a 59-37 loss. Read More…

Colts come up short

John Urchek The Gazette WESTFIELD TWP. — A career performance from senior swingman Connor Ploucha wasn’t enough for the Cloverleaf boys basketball team. Ploucha scored 33 points and grabbed eight rebounds Friday, but Tallmadge countered a strong fourth quarter from Colten Stricker and won 62-52 in Suburban League play. “Stricker really helped us out,” Blue Read More…