C-G, ECS cagers both split Monday

By Steve Sell
December 10, 2013

Canton-Galva's first basketball win in the Kelly Unruh era was overwhelming.

In the first round of the Goessel Bluebird Classic on Monday, the Eagles doubled up Burrton, 58-26.

A game information update will be posted when it becomes available. 


• Burrton boys 47, Canton-Galva 41— A furious rally by the Eagles came up short, as they fell to 1-1 on the year.

The Chargers seemingly had the game in hand when Canton-Galva’s Cody Savage went offensively berserk. After scoring just two points in the first three quarters, Savage ripped the nets for 16 of the Eagles’ 18 fourth-quarter points as they had trailed by 17 after three quarters.

The Eagles actually trailed by 21 points at one stage and sliced the deficit to four.

Savage finished with 18 points and Travis Unruh scored 10. Savage also pulled down eight rebounds.

C-G coach Shane Duncan was proud of his team’s comeback effort, noting that missing the front end of three 1-and-1s in the fourth quarter kept it from pulling off the miracle rally.

Burrton made five 3-pointers in the first 10 minutes of the game to open up the big lead.

• Central Christian boys 58, Elyria Christian School 17 — Central Christian is expected to be one of the top small-school teams in the area and it showed why.

The Cougars jumped on the Eagles 18-3 in the first quarter and extended the lead to 32-12 by halftime.

Jordan Unruh scored six points for ECS. Coach Ben Starburg gave credit to Central Christian, as he noted it was an outstanding team.

John Prieb and Matthew Gemmer pulled down four rebounds apiece for the Eagles.

• Elyria Christian School girls 41, Central Christian 25 — The Eagles improved their record to 2-0 with the impressive victory.

Once again the Adamyks were a dynamic duo, with Rachel scoring 19 and Anna tallying 14. Rachel pulled down six rebounds, as did Micah Redenbaugh. Addison Fields led the team in assists.

“The Adamyk sisters came up big for us tonight,” Elyria coach Greg Fields said. “Our team played solid defense in the first half, but got a little sloppy in the second.  We will need to play a little more aggressively and cut down on our turnovers to keep up with Goessel this Friday night.”

Elyria jumped out to a 14-4 first-quarter lead and it was 30-8 by halftime.