SYLVAN GROVE — Elyria Christian School’s girls seemingly were in good shape to pick up their ninth win of the year on Friday.
The Eagles were up on Sylvan-Lucas 38-23 after three quarters, but gave up an incredible 29 points in the fourth quarter to fall, 52-47.
Rachel Adamyk was tremendous in defeat with 27 points. Bailey Unruh chipped in with 11.
ECS coach Greg Fields said the final quarter was like being in the Twilight Zone.
“This was a game that we controlled through the first three quarters,” Fields said. “I was proud of our younger girls for stepping into a starting role due to sickness and injury leaving us down some players. Audra Boerger and Melea Redenbaugh played some very good defense for us tonight. Rachel Adamyk was outstanding again tonight. We struggled to stop Sylvan-Lucas in the fourth. It takes a lot of things to fall into place for us to allow any team to score 29 points in a quarter and that seemed to happen tonight.”
• SYLVAN-LUCAS BOYS 39, ELYRIA 24 — Without the motor to their car, the Eagles stalled out.
Top scorer Tyler Thiessen rolled an ankle in the last 2 minutes of practice on Thursday and missed the game.
Elyria struggled offensively, including a second quarter in which it was shut out.
“Kids played hard, but struggled to score from the field,” ECS coach Ben Starburg said.
Caleb Froese led the way with eight points.