Elyria girls impressive; boys lose

By Steve Sell
January 06, 2016

ELYRIA — Elyria Christian School’s girls put together perhaps their most complete basketball game of the year on Tuesday, dominating Wakefield for a 44-32 victory.

The Eagles outscored Wakefield 22-13 in the second half to pull away after it had been a close first 16 minutes.

Elyria had its best balance of the year, as Christin Vetter scored 13 points. Moriah Redenbaugh added 12 and Rachel Adamyk chipped in with 10. Adamyk completed a double-double with 10 rebounds.

“We were playing a smaller, very quick team tonight,” ECS coach Greg Fields said. “Our girls did a nice job of finally adjusting to our size advantage and getting it inside. The scoring showed that with our three bigs getting in double figures. Christin Vetter had the best game of her career tonight, and Moriah was outstanding on the defensive side and finishing under the basket. Rachel was disappointed because she didn't score over 20 points, but she almost had a triple-double tonight.  She did a great job distributing the ball.  Overall, it was a very solid team effort."

• WAKEFIELD BOYS 42, ELYRIA 29 — The Eagles could get nothing going offensively, including a scoreless second quarter.

Jaden Starburg tallied nine points to lead the Eagles, who had only four players in the scoring column.

“We played well defensively against a good team from Wakefield,” ECS coach Ben Starburg said. “Unfortunately for us, we struggled to score from the field, managing only nine points in the first half. The score was tied at 9-9 before Wakefield went on a 16-0 run. We were able to close the gap in the second half, getting within 10 at 35-25.”