Big sweep for ECS cagers

By Steve Sell
February 13, 2016

ELYRIA — Elyria Christian School’s girls had another 2-0 week, completing it on Friday with an easy 44-24 victory over Peabody.

Rachel Adamyk did what Rachel Adamyk normally does with a strong 22-point effort, but Bailey Unruh stepped up with a monster game with 16 points and five assists.

Elyria led 10-2 after a quarter and was never threatened.

“I was happy with the way our girls played a little more consistent defense throughout the game tonight,” ECS coach Greg Fields said. “Bailey Unruh had the best overall game of her career up to this point. She worked so hard on both ends of the court and it showed in her stats.  Rachel had a very slow start offensively, but she refused to let frustration take over and she ended with another solid game. Christin Vetter was challenged to take control of the boards tonight and she did a better job of staying active in that area.”

The Elyria boys completed the sweep by exploding for a 59-42 victory.

It was a three-pronged attack, as Tyler Thiessen poured in 21 points, Caleb Froese chipped in with 15 and Aidan Fields scored 14.

“The team came out with lots of energy and started the game with Tyler scoring 13 of his 21 in the first quarter,” ECS coach Ben Starburg said. “We ran the court well and were able to get several fastbreak layups. At the break we were up six, but used an energized third quarter to stretch the lead to 17.  Freshmen Caleb Froese ended with 15 (11 in the second half) and Aidan Fields added 14. A good team effort.”