Friday, March 18, 2011
Irish win on St. Patrick's Day; Warriors end season with 19-4 record.
DaVonte Beard and Nick Wells combined to score 38 points to give St. Vincent-St. Mary boys’ basketball team a 63-51 win over archrival Walsh Jesuit on Thursday night in the Canton Division II Regional semifinals held at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. The Fighting Irish (16-9 record) advance to the Regional finals on Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. against Cleveland John Hay (16-8), who topped Struthers 74-60 in the evening game of this high school playoff doubleheader. For the Dru Joyce-led Irish, no luck was needed on this St. Paddy’s Day, just patience, hard-work, and aggressive defense. SVSM chipped away at their archrival’s five-point, first quarter lead (14-9 score) and, after a few adjustments and timely turnovers – took a one-point …
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Tigers fight to the end, but come up short versus Warriors.
Two straight losses weren't on Walsh Jesuit's agenda. The Warriors barely avoided their first losing streak of the season on Wednesday night at Twinsburg High School. Twinsburg, who entered the game with a 7-11 overall record, played the 15-2 Warriors evenly for the entire game. The only difference between the two teams existed in the final score. "They [his players] did everything that we wanted," said Twinsburg head coach Bob Pacsi. Twinsburg understood the level of competition that they were facing and played strong throughout the first quarter. Junior guard Malik Billingsley led of the offensive attack in the first period with six of the Tigers' 17 points. "He took what they were giving him, and he got some open looks," said Pacsi. "…
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Logan Breehl scores 13 points in the loss.
The Cuyahoga Falls girls basketball team lost in the first round of sectional tournament play on Saturday to Kent-Roosevelt, 56-29, at Akron Ellet High School. The Black Tigers were held to six, eight, and three points in the first three quarters of the game. They also let the Rough Riders score in double-digits in all four quarters. Logan Breehl led Cuyahoga Falls in scoring with 13 points. Kent Roosevelt's trio of Daniela Rice, Christine Keener, and Abby Wemhoff combined to score 33 points, with Keener leading the way with 13. The Rough Riders advance to the second round and will play Hudson on Thursday, Feb. 24 at Ellet High School. Game time is scheduled for 7:45 p.m.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Freshmen lead Black Tigers to comeback victory.
Sloppy basketball was the name of the game on Friday night at Twinsburg High School. Turnovers plagued both teams in the first half, and the two played to a 12-12 tie after one quarter. Senior guard Tim Bridenthal scored 10 of the Black Tigers' first quarter points. "The first time we played them, we were up 33-13 at half," said Cuyahoga Falls head coach Rob Slone. "They made some adjustments [tonight], and we didn't adjust...and gave up a lot of easy looks." The second quarter followed suit, but Twinsburg began to pull away until the final minute. Junior Cory Asbury canned back-to-back three pointers to bring Falls within two points. Twinsburg reached halftime with a four point lead. "I told them we had to push the ball a little bit more…
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Black Tigers lead early, but fall on road, 50-40.
The Cuyahoga Falls student section was fired up to play rival Stow-Munroe Falls. So were the Black Tigers' boys basketball players, who jumped to a 9-3 lead on Tuesday night. Despite the homecourt cheers and intense effort, the smaller Tigers fell to the bigger, badder Bulldogs, 50-40. "I've got good kids who really play hard and I want them to win," coach Rob Slone said. "They struggle to understand how to execute the offense, how to play through on defense." Mix in being outrebounded 30-18 and making only four of seven free throws as compared to 16 of 22 from the foul line by the Bulldogs, and it was another loss. That dropped the Black Tigers to 3-11 overall, 2-4 in the Northeast Ohio Conference. "Every time we made a mistake on defense…
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
The roundup of the region's top stories for Wednesday Feb. 2.
Here's the list of the top stories from Patch sites in your area: Winter Storm Slamming Northeast Ohio Judge Rules in Favor of Lakewood Dog Park Stow Church Members Travel to Chile to Build Shalom Brecksville City Council Renews Contracts for Emergency Message Systems Q&A With Lady Demons Co-Captain Kalpana Beach
Saturday, January 8, 2011
The Comets claimed defeat over the Tigers Friday night. A Solon senior was taken to the hospital after a dangerous landing following a dunk.
Cuyahoga Falls Coach Rob Slone said his team traditionally doesn't play well in Solon. That same story played out on Friday night as the Black Tigers fell to the Comets, 56-44 in a Northeast Ohio Conference showdown. In the first half, Slone said his players were competing hard. But in the second half, Slone said his players let Solon's athletes run too much and went cold when they needed big shots. "Typically, it's what happen if you don't shoot well and they do," Slone said of the loss. "They have a lot of athletic kids. There was a 3-minute spree where we just let them run." Leading the Black Tigers in scoring were Kyle Rospert and Tim Bridenthal, who both had 10 points. Solon was led by Liam O'Brien, who led all scorers with 17 points…