ELYRIA — It’s been quite a start to 2016 for the Elyria Christian School girls.
The Eagles made it 2-0 for the New Year on Friday with a 51-22 demolition of Rural Vista.
Rachel Adamyk was on fire with 23 points, but also received nice support from Moriah Redenbaugh (13) and Bailey Unruh (9).
“This was our best defensive game of the year,” said ECS coach Greg Fields, whose team is now 4-3. “It started with Moriah's energy and spread through the whole team. This was the first time I can remember where we kept our turnovers to single digits. Rural Vista has some really good size, but their guards are very young. We capitalized on our press to get some easy transition points. Bailey Unruh did a great job running the point for us and Rachel Adamyk was very special against a defense that was targeting her.”
• ELYRIA BOYS 61, RURAL VISTA 56 — After struggling mightily on Tuesday on the offensive end, the Eagles came out with intensity to start this game by scoring 34 first-half points before fending off a late rally.
Tyler Thiessen had his way with 28 points and Jordan Unruh furnished 10.
“We came out with and played with lots of energy early,” ECS coach Ben Starburg said as his team is now 2-5. “We jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter, getting it up to an 18-point lead in the second. Rural Vista battled back in the fourth quarter cutting the lead to two, before Jordan Unruh put the game away with three out of four free throws to seal the victory. Our subs came up huge as we fought to the end.”