Elyria cagers sweep finale

By Steve Sell
February 25, 2017

TESCOTT — Elyria Christian School’s basketball teams rolled to victories in their regular-season finale on Friday against Tescott and now turn around and play the same team next week in the sub-state.

Elyria’s girls were a 53-40 winner.

The Eagle girls dominated the middle two quarters, 33-8, after it was 10-all after the first period. Tescott then unloaded for 22 fourth-quarter points for cosmetic purposes.

Melea Redenbaugh scored 14 points and grabbed 9 rebounds, while Misha Redenbaugh had 10 points and 8 rebounds. 

“This was a unique game for us since it didn't count towards our record for sub-state and we turn around and play Tescott in the first round on Monday,” ECS coach Greg Fields said. “We came out very slow in the first quarter, just getting a feel for what their strengths are and who to watch out for. I felt like our girls really played well on both ends of the court through the second and third quarters. Melea was strong inside and Bailey (Unruh) did a good job running our offense. Makenzie Archer gave us some good minutes during that time as well and shot the ball well.”

ECS is now 9-11.

The Eagle boys closed the regular season 13-7 and play Tescott on Tuesday in Sylvan Grove.

“We closed out the regular season on a positive note tonight,” first-year ECS coach Zach Goodrich said. “I thought we put together a solid performance on both ends of the court. We held them to 21 percent shooting and I thought defensively we made some great plays throughout the game.”

Tyler Huxman came off the bench to lead Elyria with 16 points, while Tyler Thiessen had 10, along with 12 rebounds.