Canton-Galva sweeps Elyria Christian School

By Steve Sell
December 16, 2013

Canton-Galva’s Nick Bray was in "the zone" on Saturday.

Bray buried six 3-pointers on his way to 20 points to lead the Eagles to a 60-18 victory over Elyria Christian School in the final day of the Goessel Bluebird Classic.

C-G jumped on Elyria for a 15-2 lead in the first quarter and then put the game out of sight with a 21-6 advantage in the second quarter.

“We started the game with great energy on the defensive side of the ball,” Canton-Galva coach Shane Duncan said. “I felt we kept the intensity throughout the entire game.”

C-G, which has doubled its victory total from last season as it’s now 2-2, also received 11 points from Cody Savage and 10 from Travis Unruh. Tanner Klingensmith has been a rebounding machine, as he again was in double figures with a whopping 14. Savage came up with five steals on the defensive end as well.

Quentin Pease led Elyria Christian with six points, making all three of his field goal attempts.

• Canton-Galva girls 40, Elyria Christian School 30 — Canton-Galva avenged an earlier loss to Elyria as after the teams were tied at the half, C-G erupted for a 17-2 pop in the third quarter.

C-G's Cassidy Enns continued on her scoring tear with 17 points and Jennifer Likes added 10.

For Elyria, which played without standout Anna Adamyk for the second straight game due to illness, Rachel Adamyk scored 15 points to shoulder half of the scoring load. Emily Thiessen added six.

• Little River boys 60, Central Christian 56 — Little River fended off a fourth-quarter rally by the Cougars to hang on in the finals at Goessel.

The Redskins led 28-23 at the half, then extended the margin to nine at the end of three quarters. Central Christian did make a push with 20 final-period points.

Tevin Renken fired in 20 points to lead Little River, which also received 15 from Chord Zeller and 10 from Grant Harvey. Zeller also yanked down nine rebounds.

• Little River girls 45, Goessel 38 — The Little River girls lived off a 13-5 first quarter, as only one point separated the teams the rest of the way in the finals at Goessel.

It was 26-20 at the half and the Redskins were one point better in the second half.

Once again, Emily Baldwin and Skylar Johnston were a talented tandem with 16 points apiece. Baldwin also snared eight rebounds.

• Hesston boys 63, Rose Hill 44 — The Swathers erupted for 24 second-quarter points to take command.

Ryan Schadler led three Swathers in double figures with 18 points, one more than Tyler McCartney. Wyatt McKinney chipped in with 12.

• Hesston girls 53, Rose Hill 35 — Hesston completed a 3-0 round-robin week at Garden Plain by pulling away from AVCTL Division III member Rose Hill with a big second half.

The Swathers were pushed for the first 16 minutes, leading only 23-18. But their advantage in talent differential finally began to show through in the third quarter with a 23-7 blitz.

Caylee Richardson scored 15 points and pulled down seven rebounds. Megan Voth furnished 11 points. Ali Jost had a nice floor game with seven assists and a couple of steals. Turnovers were still a source for concern for coach Matt Richardson, however, as the Swathers committed 21.

• From Friday •

Concordia girls 42, Smoky Valley 40 — It went down to the wire for the Panthers and Vikings, with Smoky Valley narrowly missing out on its first win of the season.

The second quarter was the big difference, as Concordia outscored Smoky 16-10 to lead 24-21 at the half.

Hannah McBride and Emily Deterding led the Vikings with 11 points apiece. Camille Anderson’s six rebounds topped the Vikings.